Thursday, November 17, 2016
Mount Fray(Southern Taconics)
Decided to hike 1893 foot Mount Fray and the northern section of the South Taconic Trail after work Thursday. Mount Fray is much better known as Catamount Ski Area, which is located along the mountain's north slopes. Finding the start of the trail can be a bit tricky, as there are no markers or signage. Just east of the state line on Route 23 is a small pull off, with room for several cars, on the south side of the road. Park here and walk about 150 feet east to a set of three small stone pillars. Look for white paint blazing on the trees just past this. That is the start of the trail. The first .25 miles of the trail are confusing, but keep looking for the white blazing and you should be okay. After emerging from a small patch of woods turn onto gravel Nicholson Road, and then another quick turn onto Jenssen Road(which appears more like a driveway).