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sredfernFirst winter hike this year for me!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2013

sredfern

Had been planning to do the Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide Loop for over a month and things kept getting in the way so even though we had snow coming in I decided to keep my plans for the hike. Arrived at the trailhead in Woodland Valley from CT at about 8am which was later than planned but the usual 2.5 hour drive was slower than anticipated since the snow started earlier than expected. On the trail by 8:15 and the snow was in full swing but it was a very peaceful snow. Temps at base were about 16F with no decipherable wind. The structure of the trail was obscured by about 3-4" of light snow which made those gnarly roots and rocks I remembered from the summer even more miserable since you couldn't see them before they wrenched your foot into an unnatural position. The hike was easy and incredibly quiet up to the juncture of the trails for Terrace Mtn and The Witt. Then it got icier as I hit the various ledges. I found it much easier to climb from the point on with my ice axe instead of my trekking poles so I could pull myself up. In summer the hand holds in the rock are plentiful but not in the winter with mitts on and 5-10F temps. The summit of The Witt was beautiful with moderate winds of 10-12MPH and temps around 5F w/o the windchill. The view wasn't great, I could barely see the outlines of the nearby mountains. I headed on to Mt Cornell and had a fun time of the Cornell Crack... it was icy, snowy and challenging, but climbable with my micro-spikes and ice axe. Cornell was a nice rest with good wind protection but no views. I started down into the saddle between Cornell and Slide but decided that I was interested in climbing the final pitch to Slide alone in the ice, snow, and continuing storm so I headed back down. Descending Cornell Crack was tougher than ascending it with a pack on. When I got back to the Witt the weather had briefly cleared enough for me to see into the valley better and Samual's Point but not the reservoir beyond it.
The whole hike was about 9.3 miles out and back. I had planned to do the whole 16 mi loop to Slide and around but my pace was slower than usual with the snow and ice so it took me about 4.5 hours for the out & back trip.

Not enough snow yet for snowshoes to float you above the structure. I recommend microspikes through to Cornell... or cramp-ons and ropes if you plan to do Slide.
Posted Dec 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Vic HansonSlide and Cornell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2013

Vic Hanson

Hiked from the Slide Mt. TH to Slide and Cornell Mts., then on to Terrace Mt. lean to and back. Great fun on the scramble over the rocks!
Posted Oct 31, 2013 10:36 pm

ken93inside a cloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012

ken93

bad weather but fun
Posted Dec 6, 2012 7:46 pm

fox045Cornell
Date Climbed: May 4, 1993

fox045

With Warren Hills High School Wilderness Experience
Posted Dec 1, 2012 8:50 pm

technicolorNH2nd peak of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2012

technicolorNH

Aside from the western view of Slide there wasn't much to see in the distance but I did like the scrambling on both sides of the mountain. The col between Cornell and Slide was an interesting stretch of woods with plenty of campsites.
Posted Oct 17, 2012 12:20 am

ScAtTeRbOnEMy 35th Catskill Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2012

ScAtTeRbOnE

I finished my Catskill 35 on this peak, during a trip over the Burroughs Range from Slide TH to Woodland Valley TH. The views on the ascent back at Slide were great.
Posted May 23, 2012 3:02 pm

chrisbrowno yea  Sucess!

chrisbrown

good time with my bro
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:46 pm

chocodoveToo warm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2010

chocodove

Near 60 in November!
Posted Jan 7, 2011 9:38 am

jcoalterMisty Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2010

jcoalter

Pretty misty and foggy day, but this was a good day hike. Some nice little scrambles up from Wittenberg. Was hoping for some snow but of course it was 65 degrees!

Posted Nov 24, 2010 3:50 pm

TrappedInNJGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

TrappedInNJ

Great day hike, couple nice scrambles before you get to the summit from the Wittenburg approach.
Posted Nov 14, 2010 3:38 pm

EnapaiBurroughs Range Traigh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Enapai

Hit all three peaks on the ridge traverse. Good exercise, not much water. Explored a little around in the col between Slide and Cornell, lots of trash around many of the campsites, which was sad. We picked up what we could carry in our day packs.
Posted Oct 3, 2010 4:00 pm

GrampahawkGood exercise. No views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

Grampahawk

We did the loop of Wittenberg, Slide, and Cornell because this was equidistant for me and Dave Varga to meet and assess our compatibality because we are going to do some climbing in the Canadian Rockies in July. Not much for views once the trees are in leaf. Great exercise with a 25 lb pack though.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 6:02 pm

ProwatzkeBurroughs Range Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1998
Hiked the Burroughs Range-Woodland Valley Loop with a group back in college.
Posted Jan 4, 2010 11:10 pm

woodstriderMy First Backpack!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1995

woodstrider

With my brother Charlie. Started at Woodland Valley and backpacked the entire Range before camping in the Slide/WildCat Mtn col. I slept in a hammock.
Posted Nov 3, 2009 11:08 am

woodstriderbushwhack to Cornell-Slide col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

woodstrider

Started at the camp ground and crossed the Woodland Valley stream on the trail Bridge, but I almost inmmediately left the trail for an unmarked and fading trail to the right. I next had to skirt the private property- a slippery bit of side-hilling- before I dropped into the Woodland Valley Stream drainage. A very nice ridge climb leads to the Cornell/Slide col. See trip report this page for more details.
Posted Oct 24, 2009 3:58 pm

TahawusCornell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Tahawus

Climbed with Slide and Wittenberg via the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail from Route 47. Had a blast climbing the ledges during the traverse from Slide. Not many views on the summit but had a great view of Slide from the trail as the clouds blew by.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:37 pm

MtnLdrThis is a separate peak?!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

MtnLdr

Almost blew right by this one without even noticing it! Fun ridge between Cornell and Wittenburg. Great view of Slide Mtn. on the west side.
Posted May 3, 2009 10:47 am

bricewilsonBushwhack Range Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007

bricewilson

This was a fun one to do in the winter. A group of us dayhiked the "Bushwhack Range" with a car drop, hitting eight peaks: Peekamoose, Table, Lone, Rocky, Balsam Cap, Friday, Cornell and Wittenberg.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 10:26 am

Sam PageHot  Sucess!

Sam Page

I climbed this on a hot summer day in 2005 (I think).
Posted Apr 21, 2008 10:29 pm

subfloodOne of the fantastic three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2008

subflood

Great view of Wittenberg and Slide from this mountain.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 9:58 pm

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