Slide Mountain Climber's Log

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TLP

TLP - Sep 9, 2007 10:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

some fun in the catskills  Sucess!

I took the LONG route to Slide over Wittenberg and Cornell, and I would say you do the same! Then made a loop and returned to Woodland Valley through a short cut and the Phoenicia-East Branch Trail

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 2, 2007 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 1978

winter camping  Sucess!

A group of us snowshoed up the trail from the west. Spent the night on the summit. It was one of my coldest nights out ever. The air temp. that night was about -20F and the wind was blowing.

cbucker

cbucker - Aug 17, 2007 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

The Loop  Sucess!

Traversed the Borroughs range loop. Though no treeline the veiws were amazing, great climb.

Like2Hike

Like2Hike - Jan 6, 2007 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2001

ASPIRING 3500' CLUB  Sucess!

NEXT!!!

VaughnH

VaughnH - Dec 30, 2006 5:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001

Porcupine on Slide  Sucess!

While looping part of Slide Mountain Wilderness Area via Phoenicia-East Branch and Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide trails, starting from West Branch Road Trail head, saw my first porcupine in the wild going down Slide towards Cornell. Had a Terrier and Malamute along who were very interested in it also.

rasgoat

rasgoat - Aug 7, 2006 11:25 pm

loop hike  Sucess!

Great as a loop hike (approx 16 miles) from woodland valley over whittenberg, cornell, and yes slide, the push to the summit is steep and fun and dumps you onto the summit!

royswkr - Jul 26, 2006 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 1989

Short way from W  Sucess!

Trail well packed

vanny37

vanny37 - Mar 11, 2006 6:23 pm

Climbed from West Side  Sucess!

Nice, easy hike. Good number of people on the mountain/in the area for the winter.

sprosseda

sprosseda - Jan 27, 2006 12:21 pm

Route Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: September 1995  Sucess!

Highest of the Catskills, alright. My favorite Catskill hike is going up Wittenberg, over to Cornell, and up Slide. Great way to do it.

FatalRook - Dec 30, 2005 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: Phoenicia->Curtis-Ormsbee->Cornell Wittenberg Date Climbed: December 30th, 2005  Sucess!

Trail in very good shape...packed down, but some ice during the late afternoon. Curtis-Ormsbee trail less packed down than others. Summit has about 7 in. of snow where not packed down, but most of it is packed. Cornell-Wittenberg from the east looked in poor condition with deep snow from the summit.

Great hike, and beautiful in winter.

lilmountaingirl

lilmountaingirl - Sep 21, 2005 3:58 pm

Route Climbed: Wittenburg-Cornell-Slide Loop Date Climbed: 8/27/05  Sucess!

A small group of us did the WCS Loop over the weekend. I agree with another poster that Wittenburg has the best views! Stayed at Giant Ledge for the night and bailed on hiking Panther due to t-storms. Great loop and my first time in the Catskills.

climber46

climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:58 pm

Route Climbed: Slide-Cornell-Wittenberg trail & loop Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2002  Sucess!

The most spectacular part of this hike is Mt. Wittenberg. Be prepared for several Class 3 scrambes on the ridge between Slide and Cornell and Wittenberg.

gcap

gcap - Mar 1, 2005 7:49 pm

Date Climbed: January 16, 2005  Sucess!

Hard packed powder most of the way - icy in spots. Very clear day with excellent views.

redcell6613

redcell6613 - Jul 12, 2004 8:41 pm

Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

Nice ice cold spring down the backside of the Mt. where the ladders are.

DaveC

DaveC - May 20, 2004 8:17 pm

Route Climbed: both Date Climbed: march 93  Sucess!

One of my first catskill experiences, also earned 3500 club membership with this as my last required winter peak. Camped on the summit in 8 feet of snow.

rolkamon

rolkamon - Mar 28, 2004 12:53 pm

Route Climbed: Wittenberg/ Cornell/ Slide Date Climbed: 2 Nov 2002  Sucess!

I climbed this with a buddy Emil Stojakovic, A late start and snow higher up slowed us down. Did the last couple of miles back to the woodlawn Campground in the dark. Lost the trail, campers taking trail blazes as souveniers, followed a drainage, ended up in someones backyard, then hiked on the road back to our car. Fun scrambling gives an alpine flavor to a Catskill hike.

CharlesD

CharlesD - Mar 21, 2004 6:13 pm

Route Climbed: Wittenburg-Cornell Slide trail Date Climbed: June 14, 1997  Sucess!

Lovely hike through green forests to the highest point in the Catskills. Very buggy and crowded on the summit. Very steep descent down the east side.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Dec 10, 2003 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: See Below

Climbed Slide Mountain as part of my extensive exploration of the Catskills in 2000 and 2001. Dates for other High Peaks are listed below (mostly for my own records):


Slide (4,180) -- 8 Oct 2000, 8 Dec 2006, 6 Jan 2007
Hunter (4,040) -- 21 Sep 2001
Black Dome (3,980) -- 21 Jan 2001
Thomas Cole (3,940) -- 21 Jan 2001
Blackhead (3,940) -- 6 Aug 2000, 21 Jan 2001
West Kill (3,880) -- 7 May 2000, 22 Sep 2001
Graham (3,868) -- 2 Dec 2000
Doubletop (3,860) -- 2 Dec 2000
Cornell (3,860) -- 9 Oct 2000, 10 Mar 2001
Table (3,847) -- 7 Oct 2000
Peekamoose (3,843) -- 7 Oct 2000
Plateau (3,840) -- 6 May 2000
Sugarloaf (3,800) -- 6 May 2000, 22 Jul 2000
Wittenberg (3,780) -- 9 Oct 2000, 10 Mar 2001
Southwest Hunter (3,740) -- 21 Sep 2001
Balsam Lake (3,723) -- 2 Dec 2000
Panther (3,720) -- 30 Sep 2000, 6 Jan 2007
Big Indian (3,700) -- 1 Oct 2000
Rusk (3,680) -- 3 Dec 2006
Katterskill High Peak (3,655) -- 7 Jan 2007
Twin (3,640) -- 6 May 2000, 22 Jul 2000
Fir (3,620) -- 30 Sep 2000
North Dome (3,610) -- 22 Sep 2001
Eagle (3,600) -- 1 Oct 2000, 3 Dec 2000
Balsam (3,600) -- 1 Oct 2000, 3 Dec 2000, 22 Dec 2000
Bearpen (3,600) -- 2 Dec 2006
Indian Head (3,573) -- 6 May 2000
Sherrill (3,540) -- 22 Sep 2001
Vly (3,529) -- 2 Dec 2006
Windham (3,524) -- 6 Aug 2000, 20 Jan 2001


Catskill Trails Completed:


1) Devil's Path
2) Escarpment Trail
3) Long Path

grandwazoo

grandwazoo - Dec 2, 2003 7:08 am

Route Climbed: WINNISOOK LAKE Date Climbed: 1982?  Sucess!

Climbed years ago while living in the Catskills

Tweezer

Tweezer - Nov 26, 2003 1:36 pm

Route Climbed: From Frost Valley Camp YMCA Date Climbed: Aug of 96  Sucess!

Fun hike!! Glad i went!

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