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09-04-2007, 01:02 PM
I'm a new Catskill hiker, and have recently done Peekamoose. My next adventure is Slide mountain......whats the best way to access the trail head and are there primitive camp sites nearby???
Any other tips would be helpful.
09-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Campsites, there are a couple of designated campsites on the far side of the Deer Shanty/Neversink from the Denning trailhead. You would have to cross the infamous deer shanty bridge and it is a bit downhill off the PE trail but they are somewhat on the way towards Slide. I've seen folks camped by the rt 47 trailhead but too close to the river. They were far enough from the trail but less than 150ft from the river and they were warned by the ranger I met going out.
I presume you have the NYNJTC mapset? You can find the Denning trailhead as the PE trail connects Denning with the Slide Mtn Road trailhead.
Hikingwise, utilize the Curtis Ormsbee trail for a nice loop, either from Denning or from 47, you can see that on the map, the trail between the CO trail and the BR trail is sometimes wet but wont be a problem now since it's been pretty dry.
If you have time, combine the hike with an out and back to Cornell, although it does drop steeply with a few sketchy scrambles if wet, going to Cornell is neat and the section between the two is pretty...
09-04-2007, 03:47 PM
There's also the option of backpacking in from Woodland Valley over Wittenberg and Cornell and then camping in the col below Slide Mountain. There are springs along the col as well. That's a beautiful trip.
Both Woodland Valley and the Rt. 47 trailhead can be accessed from the north by turning south from Route 28 onto Woodland Valley Road or Oliverea Road (Rt. 47) respectively.
From the south, Woodland Valley is a bit more complicated, but Rt. 47 can be accessed by turning north onto Rt. 19 in Sullivan County off of Route. 55 and following it to its interesection with Rt. 47, called Frost Valley Road at its southern end.
09-05-2007, 11:36 AM
If you start on the rt 47 side there is a few campsites above the river. They are hard to see but there is markers designating the area for legal campsites. If a remember correctly it is just before the start of the Slide mt trail.
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