From the Big Hollow trailhead I took the Batavia Kill trail to the Escarpment trail, which is a great little hike. FRom there I headed over to Black Dome and Thomas Cole, then made my way back and took the Black Dome trail back to Big Hollow. It was a cool day for August in the morning, and there was absolutley clear skies. Not too many people out there for a Sunday.
Best Short Catskill Adventure Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2003
Starting in 10 degree F weather at Black Dome Valley the route over Acra point without snowshoes was knee deep. At the top, for a short time, the wind was blowing fearsomly with only a few feet visibility and you would think it was the remote Artic.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe