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  • Willowemoc,Sand Pond,and Mongaup Mtn

    Did these three (all on the CHH list) from the Beaver Kill Rd. Hardenberg-Mongaup PA. It's a long hike(13 miles) with lots of up and down(5400 ft. total) and a 2.3 mile bushwhack to reach the high point on Mongaup round trip. The bushwhack was fairly easy as bushwhacks go with not a lot of ground cover and thin understory beach saplings. The trail on the other hand might just as well have been a bushwhack at times as the trail is very under-used and the blazes are few and far between at times. Some of the ones that are there are like old rusty pie plates with no color. Not to disparage the DEC I understand their limited resources. It's a good Idea to have a well functioning GPS especially if you are out after dark as I was for the last mile or so of this hike( and a headlamp of course) Otherwise the course is to be recommended for it's pristine beauty and seclusion.
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