How's Slide Mountain (the one in the Catskills, not Big Slide) this time of year? What is needed - crampons? instep or 12 point? ice axe or maybe just a pair of collapsible trekking poles?
If I do this, it'll probably be via the short approach from the west/southwest.
Normally I don't do shit this time of year, forgive the clueless gumby questions!