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#7608 - 12/07/02 05:23 PM Winter Hiking
Judge11 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 1152
Before I have to go back to work (and in between ice climbing) my wife and I would like to get some winter hiking in. Any suggestions in and around the gunks/Catskills area. I'm obviously familiar with the area, but am unsure what may be the better winter hikes...day and/or overnight hike suggestions too.

Thanks...

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#7609 - 12/10/02 03:14 PM Re: Winter Hiking [Re: Judge11]
charliebutters Offline
addict

Registered: 11/11/01
Posts: 510
Loc: accord
hi
my girlfriend and i have recently doing some winter hikes in harriman and find it a great area for hiking in snow.the trails arent too steep, lots of great ridge walks.
we recently completed a nice one which follows the AT on a ridge headed south switches east then north through doodletown and back towards the start near bear nountain.check out the nynjtc maps on harriman/bear mountain if your interested.

p.s.lots of nice shelters and undeveloped climbing all an hour closer to the city than the gunks.

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#7610 - 12/10/02 10:08 PM Re: Winter Hiking [Re: charliebutters]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Lots of illegal undeveloped climbing. There was a nice 600 acre fire just east of doodletown in October of 2001. burned over to Times Square intersection. Check it out sometime. It;s amazing how fast nature covers it up.

RangerRob

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