Sunday, May 29, 2011

Overlook Mountain - May 28, 2011

It was a two hour drive from Glens Falls to get to this firetower trail near the town of Woodstock, about 100 miles north of NYC in the Catskill Preserve. We climbed, almost constantly, for over two miles up a gravel and dirt forest road, climbing about 1400 feet in elevation. At about 2900 feet we found the ruins of an old hotel originally built in 1871. (Photo here.) At about 3200 feet we found the Overlook Mountain Fire Tower. We found great 360 degree views from the tower. Kate had the "courage" to brave the mountain winds and actually made it to the top of the 8 story, swaying tower. First time she's made it all the way to the top of one of these. We have photographic proof not shown here. Congratulations to Kate! That's #7. Only 21 more mountains to climb this summer! :-)