After enjoying the incredible views for about a half hour, I retraced my steps back down the road for a total of 2 miles RT.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
After climbing Vly Mountain in the morning, I still had much of the day available, so I decided to visit 3214 foot Mount Usayantha, which looms high above the village of Stamford, just outside the Catskill blue line. To find it, follow Route 23 just east of the village, turn south onto Mountain Road and follow this road as it climbs steeply. Soon, you will crest the ridge and see a dirt road on the left with a sign for Mt Usayantha(pictured below). If you are hiking, park here and hike the road for one mile to the summit. The road can be driven all the way up, but is not maintained in the winter months.