My buddy Jim and I both love the Catskills, and love finding different ways to climb all of the mountains as well. One route that has interested us both for quite a while is heading up SW Hunter Mountain from the Diamond Notch Trail in Lanesville. We have each climbed the 3740 foot mountain previously(multiple times) and thought that this variation would add an interesting twist, and maybe even a view. We parked on the shoulder of Diamond Notch Road near a bridge crossing and then began our hike walking the remainder of the road, first past houses, then passing by stone walls. Elevation to start the hike was just under 1500 feet.