Tag Archives: Winnisook Club

Chris on the summit of West Winnisook

Winnisook Mountain is a 3270’ peak that sits perched at the headwall of the Big Indian Valley. It has east and west summits with the east summit being the high point. However, not all high points are the main attraction and that’s the case with Winni. The high point straddles the Big Indian Wilderness and Winnisook Lake land boundary, so it’s on private land, just barely. The Big Indian Valley is walled by the Big…

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Climbing Ledge on the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Woodland Valley Loop

This hike is arguably one of the hardest and most beautiful outings in the Catskills. It is one of our favorite three-day backpacking loops. Simply day hiking Wittenberg and Cornell is outstanding! Getting the ADK trail guide for the Catskills and NYNJTC Map set or NatGeo Catskill Map will help plan your trip. Starting at the Woodland Valley campground and looping over the Burroughs Range and returning via the Phoenicia East Branch Trail will surely…

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Slide Mountain from Cornell Mountain, Catskills NY

Slide Mountain is an icon among Catskill mountain peaks. It greets tens of thousands of hikers each year. During the “in season” hiking months (mid spring to mid fall) on average, it is not uncommon to share this peak with 40-50 people. This wonderful peak holds the lofty status of being the highest in the Catskills. Place among the 35: 1st Elevation: 4190 feet above sea level. Summit Coordinates: 41° 59.92’N, 74° 23.18’W Interesting Features:…

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Devil's Path from Burroughs Range Trail on the North Face of Slide

This is one of the toughest loops in the Catskills. With awe-inspired views, extensive first growth and subalpine forests, lean-tos, designated campsites, and mountain springs with sparkling chilled water this trip has something for everyone. Just the Burroughs Range alone is a thigh buster but add to it the ascent to the col between Giant Ledge and Little Slide Mountain and then the descent to Woodland Valley State Campground your body will be screaming for some…

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