View Full Version : Rusk Mt and a Catskill 1'er
04-02-2006, 08:18 PM
With Judy's Mom (aka babysitter) not feeling well we figured it was time for Judy' son David (10) to take a hike-we still had Rusk to do and figured it was a nice short bushwack that David could handle. He had done Mt Jo back in February and had kept up quite well through snow and ice. Hit the TH at 12:30--Bw'ked up the first ridge at the hairpin turn of the Spruceton Trail. David kept up pretty well--It's a short hike but a bit steep in places. Canister was easy to find. Took some pics, had lunch and were back at the car at 3:45--not bad time w/ a short-legger along :) . Beautiful day today--sunny and warm--would have worn shorts except for the bushwack. Good day to be out and David is now a Catskill 1'er--Some pics http://community.webshots.com/album/549134740rVddjU
04-02-2006, 10:33 PM
Glad to see your smile of enjoyment in the pictures. I'm sure you will be a regular in the Catskills soon. Nice report and pictures.
04-03-2006, 03:37 PM
Woohoo, congrats to David, hope he was able to reach the canister :), nice pictures!
04-03-2006, 04:04 PM
It looked warm and sunny over on Rusk Sunday, (cold and windy on Hunter,SW on the northern sides.) Good day to "hook" a new hiker. I know my son loves to find the canisters ( but dislikes bushwacking with me for some reason). Vly is another easy one for beginers.
04-03-2006, 04:19 PM
He had a blast--lots of wildlife "signs" to find :) --kept it interesting. I think Vly and Bearpen are on board for next Sunday--(MH--thanks again for the info!)
He was ready for more when we finished!
04-04-2006, 02:54 PM
Glad you guys had a great trip. Sunday was really nice with views of the mountains looking closer with the super clear skies. Sounds like we've got another young hiker hooked!
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