Every time I have driven Route 28 to or from Indian Lake, I have always gazed up at a set of rocky cliffs and wondered what kind of views could be had from them. After looking it over on a map, I saw that the mountain is 2556 foot Starbuck Mountain, and indeed there are a long set of rock ledges that look tantalizingly close to the road. State land comes down at an angle, meeting Route 28 almost directly across from Cleveland Road, where a very large red chair sits. A large, dirt pull off in front of the chair made a convenient place to leave my car and start the hike. Elevation to start the hike was a little bit over 1700 feet.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Met up with my good buddy Jim to do a grab bag of western Catskill peaks, using DEP land to access each of them. The pastoral feel of these Catskills is hard to find elsewhere, with only certain parts of Vermont coming close to the vibe that these give me. As I've mentioned before in other posts, this particular area is my favorite to visit, so I was quite excited to get out exploring. Heading down into Bovina to meet up with Jim, I passed by this particular farm setting and had to stop. The cool late summer morning mist burning off as another day gets going in Delaware County.