My buddy Jim and I were looking for a short morning hike today before a small afternoon snow came in, so we agreed on 3408 foot Sleeping Lion Mountain in the Catskills. This peak is a trail-less mountain and one of the hundred highest in the Cats. There are several different approaches that you can make to hike the mountain, but we opted for a pretty straight forward bushwhack up from South Beech Ridge Road. We parked in the DEC parking lot on the south side of the road and headed into the woods. Stone wall at the parking lot under only a couple inches of snow, with an elevation of about 1850 feet.
With the early start we managed to beat the snow, so I decided to take some back roads home. Here is a gorgeous farm scene I captured along Cunningham Road in the town of Durham.