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6 day Christmas trip, few questions (< 3500 peaks)

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  • 6 day Christmas trip, few questions (< 3500 peaks)

    Hey, heading in the Catskill between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

    What's the best route for Dry Brook ridge in winter ? From the 28 ? I guess the parkings on the smaller roads closer to it are not maintened ?

    Again, best route (i.e. where to park) to do the Plattekill - N. Plattekill - Round top loop in winter, from the north ?

    Is it possible to get permissions to hike the Cave mountains at this time of the year ?

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    As of now any of the parking for Dry Brook area should be open, but icy, bring sand or cat litter. For Plattekills, you can park at the ski center, ask permission, buy something at the snack bar. Or you can park at the state access in Thompson Hlw. Either way, you can access the 2 peaks and Round top as well. I have heard reports that Windham Ski denied permission during ski season last year, but ask, some of their outer trails are not yet open and they may let you hike. It is possible to access them from Rt 296,(DEP/DEC) but the summits are on private property if I remember correctly.