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Catskill 3500 Series: Peekamoose and Table Mountains *Winter Ascents*

Peekamoose & Table - Ascend 2 Catskill 35ers!

Total Mileage: About 9.6 miles

Total Elevation Gain: ~3000 feet

Estimated Hike Time: 4.5-6 hours

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Special Gear / Requirements: Cold weather wicking layers, insulating & wind/waterproofing layers, food/snacks as appropriate, at least 2 liters of water, first aid, trail conference map #143 & compass, boot traction (microspikes, just in case of icy patches), camera!

Route Description: Starting at the parking lot on Peekamoose Road, we will follow the blue trail past Reconnoiter Rock and some beautiful view points for 3.9 miles to Peekamoose Mountain (3843'). We will continue for approx 0.9 miles further along the blue trail to the summit of Table Mountain (3847') & enjoy more beautiful views! At this point we will turn around and hike the 4.8 miles back to the car. Beautiful views from the top of Ashokan Reservoir and several views of the southwest Catskills.

The parking area is located on Peekamoose Road (Route 42).

As of now, it looks like there will be little to no snow on the ground, so expected pace is around 2 mph. If you tend to go slower, please be comfortable with hiking alone, as in the winter, temperatures are not conducive to stopping and waiting.

Balsam Lake & Doubletop Mountains as seen from a viewpoint just below Peekamoose:


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  • Chris F.

    Thanks again Kim. See you on the next one.

    December 29, 2013

  • Kim

    Thanks Chris for coming out and making this a good hike!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Becky

    Sorry - I decided to hike closer to home due to the weather today. Have fun!

    December 29, 2013

  • Dale H

    I'm going to pass on this one. Seems like rain will be very likely from noon on. Have a good time and be safe.

    December 28, 2013

  • Kim

    Looks like rain possibly mixed with snow will start any time from 11-1 but will be light at first. With any luck we will be descending by the time it starts. See you guys tomorrow!

    December 28, 2013

  • Caysey

    Just did it today. Didn't even need microspikes but bring them just in case.

    2 · December 28, 2013

  • Jesse

    This is Chris's 20th HVH event!

    December 28, 2013

  • Kim

    Hi everyone, looks like some rain might be moving in towards the end of our hike so bring rain gear. I'll give another weather update this evening.

    December 28, 2013

  • Zoey

    May I bring my dog?

    December 26, 2013

    • Kim


      December 26, 2013

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  • Kim
    HVH Weather Girl, 35er, 110+ events
    Event Host
  • Chris F.
    The Instructor, 35er, 130+ events

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