My buddy Jim and I both have a soft spot for the Catskills and we both enjoy returning to them again and again. So, bright and early Monday morning we met up at Ski Run Road in the Northwest Catskills to climb Roundtop and Bearpen Mountains in the Bearpen Wild Forest. Although I had previously climbed Bearpen, it had been in winter, so I looked forward to seeing it in early autumn. As for Roundtop, this would be a brand new peak for me(and also a Catskill 100 highest). We parked at the entrance to Ski Run Road and got going on a gorgeous late September morning. Elevation at the start of the hike was exactly 2000 feet.