Tuesday, December 27, 2016
South Mountain & Ashokan High Point(Catskills)
My buddy Jim Hopson and I had plans to hike 3080 foot Ashokan High Point in the Catskills Tuesday, but after carefully looking over maps, we thought we had a chance at some views along ledges on neighboring 2190 foot South Mountain to the north as well. So we spotted a car at the Kanape Brook trailhead along County Route 42(the conventional route to AHP) and then drove a second car to South Hollow Road and parked along a shoulder of the road at the start of state land. Elevation to start was a little over 1100 feet. We walked up the road past the last house and entered the woods, soon crossing fast flowing South Hollow Brook.