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TahawusHunter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006


Climbed via Becker Hollow Trail from Route 214. A short but steep ascent. There was a fresh coating of snow on the ground over 3500' all the way to the summit. Climbed the fire tower in 40 mile-an-hour winds and in a complete whiteout. No views today.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 10:55 am

AMOlivariFirst 3500 Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2002


First Catskill 3500 Peak I climbed - couldn't find the summit canister on Southwest Hunter however...
Posted Nov 27, 2007 4:11 pm

TLPTree Blowdown War  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2007


I took the Becker Hollow trail. There was a sign at the trailhead saying the trail was closed due to heavy blowdowns. I drove all the way from NJ, so I was going no matter what. Well the top of the mountain is just devastated by tree blowdowns. All right in the middle of the trail! You have to take the yellow trail to the fire tower, and then the blue trail to get to the summit. No way you can get to the summit if you go left at the trail junction and take the blue trail. No way! It's going to take an army to clear the trail. I fought my way through. Ripped my shirt all up. You got to be hardcore and determined if you want the summit.
Posted May 23, 2007 10:56 am

IceRavinesGood hike !  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2007


Great hike ! The following day went to Plattclove to climb in the Devils Kitchen..this area is well known for its ski & ice climbing sports ! The views from the tower area were impressive.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 2:20 pm

Like2HikeASPIRING 3500' CLUB  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2000


Posted Jan 6, 2007 7:12 pm

KoonsyBecker hollow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006


Nice fall hike, we were the only people on the trail and the summit views were great sight to see. Trail was a lot of fun.
Posted Oct 12, 2006 12:28 am

rasgoatnice on top  Sucess!


good hike, saw a cool ass porcupine at the top! he was moving around in slow motion and seemed like a puppet character.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 11:28 pm

royswkrLoop Becker Hollow - Stony Clove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 1987
Needed snowshoes.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 3:29 pm

Rob AFun first day of summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

Rob A

Trial was little muddy and medw the upper part of the Becker Hollow Trail a bit tricky. Clear day with great vews. Temps in the mid 70's on top and slight wind from the north.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 11:30 pm

BearQueenSame as Eastking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2003


Hiked with my husband EastKing and my father! It was a great bonding experience.
Posted Feb 24, 2006 1:33 pm

dludersRoute Climbed: Devil's Path (west to east, from Spruceton Road) Date Climbed: August 1984  Sucess!


Fairly straightforward hike along an old roadbed. Views to the north were good, but the fire tower on the summit was closed off. The trail down into Stony Clove and the Devils' Tombstone area was delightful.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 4:45 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Devils Path from Spruceton Rd. Date Climbed: 8/19/95 and 12/21/96  Sucess!


Summer hike was hot and humid and I had a cold. I walked down the ski runs on the north flank of the mountain and enjoyed a beer in the town of Hunter as it was Octoberfest.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 2:18 pm

climber46Route Climbed: Rusk Mtn bushwhack and then Spruceton Trail Date Climbed: Sept 20, 2002  Sucess!


The bushwhack to Rusk was awful. I never want to go there again. I was so exhausted I barely made it up the easy road to Hunter's summit.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 10:01 pm

sajegoRoute Climbed: Chair lift route :) Date Climbed: October 18, 2003  Sucess!


We were a week too late to catch the best fall leaves. The chair life combination hike is a great way to introduce new people to hiking... especially when they're from NJ and never climbed anything in their lives. The fire tower is an added bonus.
Posted Aug 3, 2004 10:54 am

redcell6613Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!


Lots of nice foliage this time of year.
Posted Jul 12, 2004 8:55 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: up from Plateau Date Climbed: may '89  Sucess!


Good fire tower on this one. Have also camped at the lean to overlooking Rusk. Nice peak.
Posted May 20, 2004 7:41 pm

ReiksgibRoute Climbed: Becker Hollow Trail Date Climbed: July 5, 2002  Sucess!


Great views!! Quite windy up in that firetower!
Posted Jan 22, 2004 2:21 am

grandwazooRoute Climbed: All Date Climbed: 1980's  Sucess!


Climbed many times, I was into Land Surveying so I got to spend many days in the mountains.
Posted Dec 2, 2003 7:10 am

EastKingRoute Climbed: 8-mile Loop from Spruceton Rd. Date Climbed: 10/19/03  Sucess!


This hike was a classic loop hike with decent views. A true winner.
Posted Oct 22, 2003 9:11 pm

DrazilRoute Climbed: ?? Date Climbed: 13 July 2002  Sucess!


Fun hike and an interesting, beautiful contrast to being there in January 2002.

See Chrostoph Wolz's summit log entry for same day.

Posted Sep 15, 2002 6:54 pm

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