Ascent of Kaaterskill High Peak on 2015-06-06

Climber: Ryan Persichilli

Others in Party:Angelo Persichilli
Date:Saturday, June 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kaaterskill High Peak
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3655 ft / 1114 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting at Platte Cove Rd. Parking Lot, up Blue trail. Once you hit the split to Huckleberry Mt. bear left and be on the look out for a faint Mohawk Indian herds trail. Down the trail you will see an old Indian campsite, from there a short trail goes up a hill and from here we bushwhacked approx. 500 ft at 330 degrees. Eventually you will hit the snowmobile trail loop (marked red primarily) and go the north route around the trail. This is because the north entrance is less steep then the south entrance, which we exited from. Hurricane Ledge, on the way down the south end of the peak, is perhaps one of the best views in the Catskills, which a clear view of the entire Devil's Path as well as Kaaterskill Creek to the East.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1783 ft / 543 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1783 ft / 543 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:See Trip Report
    Start Trailhead:11:09 AM  1872 ft / 570 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    End Trailhead:3:00 PM  3655 ft / 1114 m

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