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realdeal577Trail run up/down slide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014


Used the trailhead from the west, got on Slide-Cornell-Wittneburg trail. After the summit, worked my way almost to col between Slide and Cornell, then ran back. Gorgeous day, temps in mid 60's no humidity. Great views on ledge just before summit! Overall fun day!
From trailhead to summit took just under 43 mins.
Posted Jul 27, 2014 6:06 am

JowGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2014


The cold snap finally broke so great time to strap on snowshoes and hit the trail. Great day weather wise used like 4 diifferent trails. Pretty good workout and fun time.
Posted Feb 2, 2014 8:38 am

SjboatwrightMiserable  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2013


A wintery mix made for a miserably cold and wet hike with no views, but one more mountain under the belt.
Posted Nov 27, 2013 6:47 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 10:34 pm

SarahThompsonSlide Mtn Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2013


Hiked the standard Slide Mountain Trail with my dad. Nice fall color.
Posted Oct 24, 2013 10:28 pm

gladiola92Lost my Camera  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013
While climbing Slide yesterday 9/28/13, I accidentally left my camera on a rock near the beginning of the trail up to the Brothers, near the Garden parking lot. Went back a few min later when I realized and it was already gone. If you have it Id love to get it back. Please call 518 424 5866. Thanks
Posted Sep 29, 2013 12:13 pm

nefarious_1_First 4000'r  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2010


Great first "real" mountain hike/climb. Nice, steady pace and my friends and I quickly submitted.
Posted Jul 16, 2013 12:27 am

joseyinnethot and humid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013


pretty hot and humid, but not a bad hike. Nice easy way to complete the long weekend.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 3:29 pm

mnaturesonNo snowshoes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013


There was hardly any snow on the drive up but it ran about 1-2 ft deep at the trailhead. The trail was well worn by hikers so snowshoes were not necessary. Crampons would have been nice since a few sections were compacted steep snow and pretty slippery.
Posted Mar 11, 2013 12:48 am

bricewilsonCold and Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013


Nice views from the top.
Posted Feb 25, 2013 10:00 am

pookster1127Boy Scout Prep Hike  Sucess!


Descended in the rain. Great trip.
Posted Feb 10, 2013 8:03 pm

ken93no views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012


great climb but it was raining by the time we hit the summit
Posted Dec 6, 2012 7:50 pm

technicolorNHa good solid hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2012


Did this on the 2nd day of a Catskills hiking trip. Time to summit from Woodland Valley was three hours and forty minutes and time back was twenty minutes less than that. A very solid seven miles one way with some great scrambling up steep patches. The col between Cornell and Slide had some nice campsites in an interesting high altitude forest.
Posted Oct 17, 2012 12:37 am

RedwicHorrible Weather!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


This was my second stop during a big NE USA peakbagging trip. Several friends had mentioned this peak as a suggestion, mostly because it is one of the most isolated peaks in the USA, so from that standpoint it was good to visit. However, the horrible rain and wind made the hike most unpleasant, and there were no views. I was stunned by how unusually bad the weather was, but then foudn that later that night that a tornado (or set of tornadoes) had taken place near my earlier locations. Too close for comfort!
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:04 am

jjfromnjWinter Wonderland
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2012


Went up for a winter ascent of the highest peak in the Catskills. Much of the trail had 6" of ice on it, making for an interesting ascent, and an even more interesting descent.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:39 pm

apeSoldiered on due to scouts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011
Hiked Panther, Wittenberg, and Cornell, planning to camp between Cornell and Slide. But atop Cornell we met a large group of scouts aiming for the same campsite, so we decided to push it over Slide as well. Long day!
Posted Jun 21, 2012 3:58 pm

klotitoFrom Denning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2012


Hiked up from the Denning trailhead after spending the night at the Bouton Memorial Lean-to. Cool but clear - a good first trip in the Catskills.
Posted Apr 9, 2012 4:43 pm

michaelemeyersslide mountain - winter wonderland  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2012


awesome hike up to the summit, i enjoyed every minute - what a beautiful day! never too cold, sun was out, great views...

the first .5 miles on the trail, just after the parking area at the start/end of the hike was very icy and slippery - otherwise no problems on the trail which was well maintained and clearly marked - we went up Wittenberg Cornell and came back down via the Curtis-Ormsbee trail in about 4 hours, full write up here:

Posted Feb 28, 2012 12:24 am

mrbidaRanger's Day Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012


A nice hike with intermittent flurries. Little snow until about 3200' where the snow and ice became deeper. Took us 2:45 to go up and down via Burroughs. Would have made it in less time with micro-spikes. Currently, crampons are not necessary.

There were several rangers on the trail today. It appears a group of three males camped at the summit, which is against park regulations. In addition, the group improperly disposed of food waste and had a fire above 3500'. The group had at least one firearm and the rangers ended up escorting them down with more rangers waiting at the trailhead.
Posted Jan 8, 2012 7:40 pm

AnotherKevinUp Curtis Ormsbee, down Burroughs Range Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2011
Nothing, I know, to most SummitPosters, but my first of the 35 high peaks.

Burroughs Range Trail on the west side is a nice gentle carriage road. Curtis Ormsbee has its steep moments, and today it was definitely not negotiable without some sort of traction aid; a couple of scrambles were iced over. My daughter went down to the spring on the east side and reported that coming back up was hairy (for her) - the ladders were fine, but some of the other scrambles were icier and slabbier than she felt safe with.

Snowshoes definitely not needed, deepest snow was only boot-deep.

Only a few glimpses of the views - visibility was obscured by snow and blowing snow. The Neversink was high enough to make the steppingstones awkward, and my daughter wound up with a bootful of water on the way out.

I'm a very slow hiker on ice, start 0945 or so and finish about 1615. Passed by 3-4 other parties, including a group of about 20 Chinese tourists (who were surprisingly skilled and well-equipped.)

Are there style points for making my start on the 35 be the highest one, in winter?
Posted Dec 28, 2011 10:43 pm

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