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Trip Report
Location:
New York, United States, North America
Date Climbed/Hiked:
Feb 1, 2014
Activities:
Hiking
Season:
Winter
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Created On: Feb 2, 2014
Last Edited On: Feb 7, 2014

Slide Mountain 2-1-14

I wasn't gong to do a trip report but then I see how lonely the slide mountain page is and frankly I have nothing else to do.  Its been frigidly cold for some time and i've felt pretty cooped up in my apartment as of late so when weather finally broke it was time to strap on some snow shoes and hit the trails.  There is a new company in town that organizes day trips with transportation out of city so we hopped on one 2hrs north and were joined by a group of international folks as we hit up Slide Mountain.  Slide mountain is the highest point in the Catskills and there is a variety of trails you can take to reach summit, we used at least 4 on this 6 mile roundtrip journey.  The weather was lovely 40 degrees or so and sunny on way up.

Me in woods
Me in woods

The snow was compact on the more popular trails and perfect sized on the others.  You get some decent views as you get higher

Sunny View
Sunny View

Joined by my cousin on this trek we took the obligatory summit shot

Summit
Summit

The Group

Group Summit
Group Summit

You seen a lake in distance

Lake
lake

It got overcast and colder on way down but still pleasant enough

Colder View
Colder View

Took a trickier path down sometimes it was steep that made snowshoeing awkward and I slipped a couple times risking turning something but luckily did not happen

Rocks
Rocks

cool bridge crossing

Bridge
Bridge

be careful on icy "river" crossing

Icy Creek
Icy Creek

anyways fun day trip from NYC








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