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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

mrbidaRe: Up Curtis Ormsbee, down Burroughs Range Trail

mrbida

Great job, Kevin! It doesn't matter how long it takes you, don't worry about being slow. The point is to enjoy yourself. If each of the 35 peaks brings you some enjoyment and you are safe, then what does style matter?
Posted Jan 7, 2012 5:45 pm

MoapaPklong ago 1971  Sucess!

MoapaPk

With a group from high school. Went again a year later.
Posted Jun 9, 2011 11:10 pm

kavakFrom Slide Mountain TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

kavak

Climbed with two NYCers who had never hiked a mountain. This was a great way to see if it is worth the effort. Despite the black flies, wet rocks, hot and humid conditions, I thoroughly enjoyed the outing. However, I am not sure they will ever hike a mountain again.
Posted Jun 2, 2011 6:24 pm

Iron HikerThe roof of my home mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1987

Iron Hiker

4 times - 1987, 1991, 1997, and 2001. The last time was particularly memorable, going up the Fisherman's Path along the Neversink with 3 others and introducing them to the Catskills for the first time, haha!
Posted Mar 29, 2011 8:57 pm

BConleyNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011

BConley

Took the approach from the west. Very nice hike. Trail well marked. Still a good amount of snow on the mountain. Glad I brought my crampons.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 8:41 am

chrisbrownday hike  Sucess!

chrisbrown

Excellent and long day hike with my brother. Late start as usual and we rode our XL600r's 3.5hrs back home afterward. Got home at sunrise. Great time!
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:44 pm

BlueorchidSlide-Cornell-Wittenburg  Sucess!

Blueorchid

Great hike, and the spring on the backside by the ladders is very refreshing. Too many bugs at the summit to actually enjoy it though. Maybe another time is better.
Posted Feb 8, 2011 12:36 pm

redmondWarm and Slushy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010
Headed up Slide from the West after visiting Panther in the morning. The warm weather and rain the previous days had melted most of the snow from the storm the week before. Trail was slushy but not too bad, although there were a few sections covered in ice that made me happy to have brought my microspikes along. Decent views but very few people. Great day to be in the Catskills.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 12:49 pm

TrappedInNJCloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

TrappedInNJ

Nice hike, but lots of cloud cover, no views at all.
Posted Nov 14, 2010 3:35 pm

EnapaiSlide - Cornell - Wittenberg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Enapai

Did the Range starting with Slide. Nice day hike with friends. Very dry conditions this summer. 101 on my way to 115.
Posted Oct 3, 2010 3:57 pm

GrumpyJohnHorrible View. Nice Hike.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2009

GrumpyJohn

When I went, there was still a lot of ice on the trail. Fun fun fun!
Posted Oct 1, 2010 9:50 pm

HoverlaSlide Mountain Winter climb  Sucess!
A warm day in March way back in 1991. It was more of a slush climb than snow climb and temperatures were comfortably in the high fifties. Used the western approach and walking through the slush added some challenge. Excellent views from the summit which had quite a few people. See link for more information on hiking the Catskills or in other locations in the United States: http://hubpages.com/hub/Four-Great-Hikes-in-the-Catkills

Posted Aug 17, 2010 4:25 pm

GrampahawkBurned a lot of calories  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

Grampahawk

We did the loop from the Wittenberg/Cornell side. Lots of great scrambles made it very enjoyable. No water to be found across the top of Wittenberg and Cornell. There was finally a little spring just off the trail a few hundred feet before the summit. Once over the summit of Slide it was basically a walk in the woods back to the trailhead.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 6:07 pm

PaulRomanoEasy climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

PaulRomano

Followed the yellow trail from Slide Mountain Trailhead to the red trail leading to the top. Skies were clear and temperatures weren't too high making for a perfect day of hiking!
Posted May 20, 2010 3:26 pm

tiogaSnowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

tioga

Climbed from the Slide Mtn. parking lot on Rt. 47 via the Phoenicia-East and Wittenberg-Slide-Cornell Trails with snowshoes. Had a fun time with my wife as we climbed up but didn't spend much time on top.
Posted Feb 18, 2010 8:44 pm

PhenomenalWomanNarnia?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2010

PhenomenalWoman

Slide, buried in deep white, brought to life vivid dreams of a winter wonderland.
Posted Jan 11, 2010 9:07 pm

EleutherosSilver and Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2010

Eleutheros

The path was challenging without snowshoes, yet each step yielded the rewards of a breathtaking winter landscape frozen in time. Fleeting sunshine, tunnels of snowbound evergreens, ice-clad creeks and the delicate imprints of rabbits' feet embued the silent landscape with life and wonder.
Posted Jan 10, 2010 9:30 pm

ianc82Cold, snowshoes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2007

ianc82

Very cold day. Used snowshoes. Some deep snow near the summit but not really any views. Nonetheless, a memorable solo hike.
Posted Jan 10, 2010 1:11 am

ProwatzkeFirst peak climbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1998
My introduction to mountains. Done as a weekend trip along with Wittenberg and Cornell.
Posted Jan 4, 2010 11:03 pm

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