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#32793 - 09/04/07 01:53 PM Back behind Millbrook
paborden Offline
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I remember a discussion a while ago about a beautiful hike behind millbrook...huge trees, etc. The palmegat (sp?)?

That's all I know. Any further directions would be appreciated.

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#32833 - 09/04/07 10:25 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: paborden]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Yea, that's the Palmaghatt (sp?) Ravine. The general idea of the previous discussion was not to go there. In classic PIPC logic: "It is a beautiful, unique area. You'll never see another spot like it. So don't go there. Really. Keep out or we'll do something unpleasant to you."

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#32883 - 09/06/07 04:55 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: Mike Rawdon]
phlan Offline

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nice try, mike.
the real answer is the hike you are looking for is called gertrudes nose, easily the best hike in the gunks and perfectly OK in any sense of the word. from the main millbrook trail, starting at the upper minnewaska parking lot, and following the signs for millbrook, go just past the landmark glacial erratic called pattersons pellet. keep looking and you'll see a blazed, small trail on the right side of the main trail heading into the woods just after. follow the trail along spectactular cliff lines with views of the palmaghatt ravine all the way to gertrudes nose and keep going it takes you all the way back to millbrook on the other side with views of the wallkill valley.


Edited by phlan (09/06/07 05:37 PM)
Edit Reason: clarify directions!
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#32988 - 09/11/07 01:00 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phlan]
empicard Offline
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 Originally Posted By: phlan
nice try, mike.
the real answer is the hike you are looking for is called gertrudes nose, easily the best hike in the gunks and perfectly OK in any sense of the word. from the main millbrook trail, starting at the upper minnewaska parking lot, and following the signs for millbrook, go just past the landmark glacial erratic called pattersons pellet. keep looking and you'll see a blazed, small trail on the right side of the main trail heading into the woods just after. follow the trail along spectactular cliff lines with views of the palmaghatt ravine all the way to gertrudes nose and keep going it takes you all the way back to millbrook on the other side with views of the wallkill valley.



AKA stay away from Palmaghatt!
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#32997 - 09/11/07 02:44 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: empicard]
phlan Offline

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LOL
if you really wanted to climb there you're not really going to want to go down in to the ravine proper now would you?
unless you want to climb some rare species of moss? ;-)
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#32998 - 09/11/07 02:49 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phlan]
Dillbag Offline
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But this is the hiking section...? I'm so confused now...

Who's climbing?
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#33004 - 09/11/07 03:54 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: Dillbag]
phlan Offline

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when people -particularly climbers- mention the palmaghatt they are usually curious about climbing there...* btw I would characterize anything in the ravine as not hiking but rather bushwacking, there are no trails... not too pleasant...

anyway the original post was about hiking which refers to the Gertrudes Nose Trail, didn't want to confuse anything... why the post went off topic is beyond me... ;-) I guess it started with mention of the ravine... everything clear as mud now?

PS The other side of the ravine is the Hamilton Point trail, also worth doing...

*it's listed in Tim Toula's "rock n road" book...
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#33006 - 09/11/07 04:21 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phlan]
phil Offline
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One day when I was helping Hamilton find some tail, I think accidentally bushwacked up Gertrudes Hole once?

But it wasn’t my fault, I swear it! I was confounded into it…

Really…

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#33011 - 09/11/07 05:14 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phil]
phlan Offline

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was that gertrudes ravine...? ...with gertrudes consent? ...was she old enuff?

otherwise I heard its illegal...

hope it was worth it

welcome back to the phil 'n phlan show...!
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#33014 - 09/11/07 05:41 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phlan]
phil Offline
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Gertrudes Ravine! A slipp’en and a slid’en, watch out baby, it a mighty long way to the bottom.

Gertrude always giver her consent, why else would anyone go hiking out there?

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#33017 - 09/11/07 06:47 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phil]
phlan Offline

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wow!
guess gertrude is easy!
thanks for the beta
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#33022 - 09/11/07 07:49 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phlan]
phil Offline
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She's not only easy

She's Gooooooooooooood!!!!!

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#33051 - 09/12/07 02:57 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: phil]
paborden Offline
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When a climber asks a question, he must want to climb...

No ulterior motive, just looking for a cool hike...which I know is hard to believe given my rap at times. Believe it or not, but been pretty much laying off climbing for the last year after training my ass off overseas. Been burned out, just getting back.

That's not to say, though, that if I see a cool line back there I won't take note \:\)


Edited by paborden (09/12/07 02:59 PM)

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#33072 - 09/12/07 08:13 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: paborden]
pda Offline
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Check out the following link for more information:
Link

A very cool place that most will want to forbid you from entering.

Have fun, but don't tell us how it was.

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#33161 - 09/18/07 05:28 PM Re: Back behind Millbrook [Re: pda]
talus Offline
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imo the best time to do this hike is when the Mtn. Lurels are in bloom talk about Wow
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