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technicolorNHMy first bushwhack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

technicolorNH

I walked up from Platte Cove in the traditional manner and then when I got to the snowmobile loop trail I decided not to bother finding the path up (I would have spotted it if I had gone a hundred yards to the right) and instead went two hundred yards left and directly uphill. I didn't spot any plane crash sites (they did have a chunk of one plane at the summit) but while doing some class four on the way up I found a bear's den (currently unoccupied). It was a muddy, sweaty day but for a Memorial Day, a very quiet day in the Cats. This was the first Catskill mountain I have been on that did not appear to have a 3500 foot elevation sign on the trail.
Posted May 27, 2014 12:23 am

ScAtTeRbOnEThanksgiving-Eve Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2010

ScAtTeRbOnE

Hiked up from Platte Clove Rd. Bushwack past 1st plane wreck to Twilight Park Trail up south face, pretty steep just below Hurricane Ledge, stopped for views and lunch. Visited summit, couldn't locate 2nd plane wreck. Descended Twilight Park Trail to the north to Long Path and back to TH. Visited Plattekill Falls across the road, beautiful 70ft falls.
Posted Nov 29, 2010 10:59 pm

Spindlefrom Platte Cove Rd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

Spindle

Easy, pretty hike ending with a nice scramble up to the top. Hiked it in the rain. The flatter areas of the snowmobile trail were under water.
Posted Nov 15, 2009 1:54 pm

woodstriderBushwack from the East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2000

woodstrider

Done as the leader for a 3500' Club outing. We came up from the south on the trail and then picked up this east/west running ridge which brought us past two plane wrecks and to the summit. Not my first visit, nor last. One of my favorites- less "crowded" and more of a wilderness hiking experience. Especially if you bushwack it.
Posted Nov 3, 2009 11:25 am

TahawusKaaterskill High Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Tahawus

Climbed via the Long Path from Platte Cove Road. A pleasant spring hike in the Eastern Catskills with excellent views from Hurricane Ledge to the South. Very muddy along the snowmobile portions of the trail.
Posted May 31, 2009 8:09 pm

rasgoatGreat one  Sucess!

rasgoat

Have climbed this one a few times. It is one of my favorites because of the gain as well as the remoteness. The northern approach is gorgeous. Also, above the snowmobile trail on the southern side is a difficult to find trail that leads steeply up the south side, a fun section with a little bit of scrambling and the best veiws from the mountain. Just a fun place!
Posted Jan 26, 2009 9:03 pm

TLPa summer Catskill hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

TLP

Perhaps I should have taken the northern side, as it sounds kinda fun. However I did enjoy this hike, though it had very limited views. It was rather wet and muddy. I located the path to the snowmobile trail, and herd path to the summit fine.
Posted Jan 3, 2009 3:49 pm

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