At the summit of 3100 foot Packsaddle Mountain. Unfortunately a bit smudged.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Evergreen Mtn, Pine Island Mtn, Packsaddle Mtn(Catskills)
Following the season's first big snowstorm, my buddy Jim and I were quite anxious to get in some hiking under true winter conditions. We headed south into the Catskills to hike the Lexington Range from Spruceton Road in West Kill. First goal was to head up 3360 foot Evergreen Mountain(which doesn't have enough prominence to count as its own separate peak). This was all a bushwhack hike, meaning we had to be careful to stay off of public property by crossing over to the north side of the West Kill through about a foot of snow on Spruceton Road, elevation of about 1775 feet. From there the climbing began.