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Winter Cat 3500 Series: Panther Mountain (Required Winter Peak)

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:
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.

Carpool: TBD
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

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  • Lourdes A

    What a great hike to start off the New Year and burn all those calories after partying! The views from the Giant and Panther ledges/overlooks were soooo beautiful! Thank you Rollo, Mabel, Jojo, and Toni for a great company! That notch between the Giant Ledge and Panther was quite a workout! Yes, we bagged Panther as our first Catskill peak for 2013!

    January 2, 2013

  • Nate

    Missed the group, have a good hike.

    January 1, 2013

  • Nate

    running 10 mins late

    January 1, 2013

  • ecovindaloo

    Are you sure that you want to do this hike tomorrow? It looks like there is going to be some more snowfall tonight.

    December 31, 2012

    • Ruchik

      Our forecast for Mon was cloudy & 29. We had clear skies & 30...sweating like hell going up Balsam!!! Happy New Year you all!!!

      1 · January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone hiking tomorrow who lives in the hudson valley / upstate NY / or new jersey - possibly be able to pick up my microspikes from Rollo? (I left them in his car...)

    I could meet you this week wherever you want to pick them up.

    Thanks! Trying to figure out a way to get the spikes for my ADK hike on January 4th... (Rollo - sorry for the emails!)

    December 31, 2012

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