Met up with Jim Hopson to bushwhack 3360 foot South Vly Mountain in the Catskills on a cool December morning. We wanted to hit nearby Sleeping Lion Mountain as well, but I was very limited on time so would have to settle for just South Vly. There are several different ways you can approach South Vly, but we opted to start at the DEC parking area on Condon Hollow Road. The first thing that struck me when I parked the car was the amount of stone walls and stone work scattered all around.
The drive out of Condon Hollow Road, where it meets Beech Ridge Road provides maybe the most spectacular view of the day. A great view east towards Mount Sherill and North Dome.