There was absolutely no snow, and only some very small sections of ice to be found.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
At 3529 feet, Vly Mountain is the 32nd highest peak in the Catskills, but is one of the magical 35 Catskill High Peaks over 3500 feet in elevation. There is no maintained trail to the summit, so the hike is considered a bushwhack. To get here, I parked on the right side of he road near the snowplow turnaround, at the end of maintained County Route 3, just north of the small hamlet of Fleischmanns(about 31 miles west from exit 19 on Route 28). Be sure to park all the way to the right and to not block the snowplow turnaround. Also, there are Posted Property signs all around, but if you stay on the old road you will be fine.
There are several small foot paths that lead away from the canister, but to nowhere in general. There are some broken views through the bare trees. I obtained this view by climbing upon a large boulder near and pushing branches out of my way.