Difficulty: Moderate (Difficult with snowshoes)
Distance: 7~8 miles
Vertical Rise: 2,850ft Elevation Gain Profile
Estimated Time: 8 hours
Map/s: NYNJTC Map#42, Central Catskill Trails
Trail Blaze/s: Phonecia-East Branch Trail, Giant Ledge-Panther-Fox Hollow Trail
Trip Highlights: Giant Ledge, Panther Mountain, many overlooks
We will hike at a slow to moderate pace to be able to complete within daylight. But as is necessary on any hike, please bring a head-lamp or flash light. The temperatures are known to plummet more than 15 degrees, so you will have to be prepared in layers. We will start the hike from Rt. 47 Giant Ledge trailhead parking lot. We will hike the Giant Ledge with its magnificent views of the Catskill peaks. We will continue on to Panther Mountain and down to Fox Hollow road.
Driving Map from Tarrytown: http://maps.google.co...
We will leave our transport at point B on the map (Fox Hollow Road). So point B (Fox Hollow Road) will be the meetup point at 8 AM. To begin our hike, we will shuttle to point C (Rt. 47).
You can read more about this hike at Catskill Hiker's Webpage.
Liability Waiver: Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.
Previous outings: March 21, 2010, January 16,2011