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TheWolfIsLooseCombined Blackhead Mountain, Black Dome, and Thomas Cole Mountain.   Sucess!


Combined Blackhead Mountain, Black Dome, and Thomas Cole Mountain. Typical rugged Catskills fun!!
Posted Nov 2, 2015 3:09 pm

JRaphaelsonFirst Catskills hike   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015


Coming from the whites and the dacks, these peaks were no slacks. The views weren't the best, but you can't have it all.
Posted Aug 22, 2015 5:48 pm

Jow1st of 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2015


1st mountain of day on warm May afternoon. Nice hike but the bugs were out in full force.
Posted May 17, 2015 10:14 pm

nefarious_1_Winter ascent #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2014


Required Winter Summit for Catskill 35ers. This was my first of the 4 Winter Summits and a fabulous one at that. About 10 inches of snow on the ground at the trailhead with close to 14" near the Summit. Beautiful day, 11F starting out and concluding at 28F. Quick snowshoe/hike, up and back 4hrs. Brought crampons but didn't need them.
Posted Jan 5, 2014 4:12 pm

nefarious_1_Blackhead, Dome and Thomas Cole w/ Camel Hump  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2013


Great hike with spectacular fall foliage! Black Dome was the best scramble of the three, in my opinion. Not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. 6hrs round trip with a couple breaks on the Summits.
Posted Oct 10, 2013 8:55 am

technicolorNHfinal stop of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


Took two and a half hours hiking in from the west (Barnum Road trailhead). At least the summit was clearly delineated by the trail intersection.
Posted Jun 9, 2013 11:25 pm

apeGreat winter hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2012
Did the Blackhead range with three friends. Great weather, not too much ice. Microspikes were sufficient (barely, at times), and I was glad we had one ice axe to share between us.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 4:05 pm

apeBlackhead-Windham hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011
Went over the Blackhead range and Windham with two friends. Had called a taxi to pick us up at the end to drive us back to our car, but it left us stranded! Was thankfully able to get a ride from another hiker.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 4:05 pm

klotito4-peak day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2012


with the NYC Hiking Meetup. Also, Windham, Black Dome, and Thomas Cole. Fun, steepness towards the top.
Posted May 15, 2012 9:26 am

RyanR0815Fun Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012


Really great hike, highly recommend!
Posted Mar 6, 2012 8:42 am

redmondwith Black Dome and Thomas Cole  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010
with Black Dome and Thomas Cole via Black Dome Trail from Big Hollow rd. Came down Batavia Kill trail. Overcast day but views were still great from the ledge. Great first hike in the Catskills.
Posted Aug 3, 2010 2:12 pm

HotovenDid after overnight in lean-too  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010


Had to break trail about 1 mile from the top. Hiking in the tree tops!
Posted Mar 8, 2010 1:22 pm

woodstriderThat's some cold s--t!   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1996


Is there a name for the disease of the brain that causes people to obsessively bushwack all peaks- even those with perfectly good trails to the top?
I did this bushwack in the summer and decided it would be even nicer in the winter when everything is frozen in place and covered with snow. Boy- it was cold, my sandwich a frozen block. But the great views made it all worth while.

Approach was from the south.
Posted Nov 3, 2009 5:11 pm

ScAtTeRbOnEBlack Dome and Blackhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009


Nice late summer hike, some chilly breezes at the summit. Nice balsam smell at summits, views on the ledges were nice.
Posted Oct 9, 2009 10:12 pm

TahawusBlackhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009


Climbed with Black Dome and Thomas Cole via the Black Dome Range Trail from Big Hollow Road. A nice spring day to be out in the woods. Excellent views from the ledge on the trail leading up to the summit.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 5:11 pm

bricewilsonfrom Big Hollow Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009


Hit Black Dome, Thomas Cole and Blackhead from Big Hollow road. Descended Blackhead on N. side via Escarpment Trail - very icy, would have used a rope if I had brought one. Lots of fresh snow, kept snowshoes on all day.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 10:15 am

capanachemore than i expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2009


took the escarpment trail from big hollow road. was definitely a lot more ice than I expected, but only added to the fun. the way the viewpoint west of the summit opened up for views of the indian head range was awesome.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 12:47 pm

SpindleFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


Fun hike on a hot, sticky day.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 8:28 pm

AMOlivariBlack Dome & Blackhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


Great hike - beautiful range in the Northern Catskills.
Posted Nov 27, 2007 4:15 pm

grandwazooWonderful Mountain Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007


Climbed several times from all directions, last time was March of 2007 with sub zero temps.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 7:25 pm

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