Like the White Mountains and the Adirondacks, the Catskills will always have a special place in my heart. Living in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Catskills provided me with a place nearby (2.5 hour drive) to get away and experience the mountains. This is where I honed my mountain chops and prepared for bigger adventures.
In addition, I love all of the surrounding hamlets and villages, as this is where my family is from. I can't wait to return one day!
Finished my 35er requirements with a perfect hike up Kaaterskill High Peak. Up from Palenville, over Hawkeye Ledge via bushwhack, then up the south side via Hurricane Ledge.
Backpacked burroughs range over the weekend. There are some nice scrambles, and the campsite at Giant ledge was wonderful. Will do this hike again in fall.
I've climbed all the firetowers and all the Castkill 3500ft peaks, nice area for hiking/camping.
Landfill said it best, endless options. Hiked and hunted them with my father and grandfather when I was younger. Climbed them as a teenager. Fun times and great climbs.
soo many favorites, worth the car ride to get away for a night
Katterskill High Peak is one of my fav's