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  • #16
    would the designated site near the curtis monument fit two tents? from the photo it looks a bit small. just curious!

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    • #17
      If you plan on camping after descending Slide another option would be to hike another 2.75 miles and camp at the intersection of the trail to Giant Ledge/Panther and the trail back to Woodland Valley. There is a designated site on the right a hundred yards or so down the Woodland Valley trail, big enough for 2 tents. Be sure to take the right of way trail just after passing Wininsook Lake. It is the dashed line on the map you posted: http://www.phattire.net/blog/2010/map-1.jpg That trail will save you several hundred feet of reclimbing to the trail intersection. Wherever you end up camping - you can stow your overnight gear near this intersection and hike Giant Ledge / Panther without it as you'll be coming back to the same spot.

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      • NorthShore
        NorthShore commented
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        There is a private driveway just after the lake and just before the right of way. The right of way is not accessible from the private driveway; it is directly on Oliveria Rd.

    • #18
      [QUOTE=biles1234;n459919]Good to know there are some options for camping. I think me and my bud will probably camp between Slide & Cornell, but if we're making awesome time, it might be worth to descend Slide to get it out of the way for Day 2.

      Descending Slide via Curtis-Ormsbee is a much nicer way down. IMHO

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      • CatskillKev
        CatskillKev commented
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        Maybe that was you that descended the Curtis-Ormsbee last Friday.

    • #19
      No CatskillKev, not I. I do, however, aspire to be in the company of the lucky few who can hike during the week.

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      • #20
        [QUOTE=MountainSister3;n474563]
        Originally posted by biles1234 View Post
        Descending Slide via Curtis-Ormsbee is a much nicer way down. IMHO

        Absolutely, and by a long shot. This will add a small amount of (easy) distance to the loop but this trail is a gem.

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        • #21
          Although Curtis and Ormsbee did lay out the trail, I wonder what it would be called if they did not die on Mount Washington in a snowstorm, heading to an AMC meeting.

          I would like to thank Guyot for insisting that Slide remain Slide. Guyot determined that Slide was the highest, instead of Kaaterskill High Peak, which is 22nd.
          I might be kidding...

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