Giant Ledge and other Catskill Hikes

In May and June 2014 I had the good fortune to hike several of my favorite Catskill trails. Slide Mtn is a 4 hr round trip hike from the parking lot up Oliveria. While much easier than the 12hr version from the Woodland side, the 4 hr version will truely get your heart pumping. I had not been there since Bijan and I did it the hard way over 20 years ago.

Giant Ledge provides the best unobstructed views of any hike in the area, and while it will also get you to break a sweat it's just 2 hrs round trip.

The mountain behind the Allaben house is by far the shortest hike and there is no real trail. Its more bushwacking. Once you get to the first 'top' level it continues to go up in long steps toward North Dome. This year I managed to go back 15 levels before tiring of walking thru all the brambles. What you see below is just the first 2 levels...


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Giant Ledge 6/24/14
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Giant Ledge 5/21/14
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Slide Mtn 5/2/14
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Typical trail to Slide mtn
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Peck Hollow 5/3/14
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Mtn behind the Allaben House 5/4/14
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