Hiked about 3.5 miles RT with nearly 1200 feet elevation gain. My 60th Catskill Hundred Highest in the bag.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Spruce & Hemlock Mountains(Catskills)
Met up with my buddy Jim at the Slide Mountain parking area along County Route 47 early in the morning with the intentions of hitting a couple more Catskill Hundred Highest peaks. The goal was to leave my car at the Slide parking area and then drive Jim's vehicle to a spot further southwest along 47, and start from there. We intended to bushwhack to Spruce Mountain and Winnisook Lake Mountain. This was adventure #1 for the day as Jim couldn't find an area to pull his vehicle off. So, he got creative and parked off partially on the snow bank being sure to keep the car off the road. Adventure #2 was the impending clipper snow storm knocking on the door. Starting at an elevation of about 2200 feet, we crossed the road and headed north into the woods.