Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills Guide Book

by Bill Ingersoll (The Mountaineers Books)
Snowshoe Routes Adirondacks and Catskills  by Bill Ingersoll

240pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594580097

From the Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness, Mount Marcy, and Little Woodhull Lake in the Adirondacks to Wittenberg Peak and Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, explore the 65 best snowshoe routes in upstate New York. Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills is also packed with helpful information, including tips on selecting proper attire and equipment, choosing the best snowshoes, understanding the basics of winter camping, and more. Strap on your snowshoes and discover the Empire State’s best winter playground – the Adirondacks and the Catskills! Includes: 65 routes throughout the Adirondacks and Catskills; outings that range from easy to backcountry, many with winter camping opportunities; trails within easy driving distance of New York City, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Saratoga Springs, and Watertown; and a handy quick reference chart listing snowshoe routes by distance, duration, difficulty, and features.

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Trails from the "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 65.
... Preview: Once you manage to find the trailhead among the secluded back roads of the western Catskills, this snowshoe route is one of the easiest and most scenic in the region. It traces a loop around a man-mad ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Grant Mills, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The highest mountain in the Ashokan Range, south of Esopus Creek, is named simply High Point on USGS maps. However, to distinguish this High Point from others such as Windham and Kaaterskill, it is mo ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Peekamoose, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Most snowshoe trips into the heart of the High Peaks Wilderness are difficult treks at best, mostly because of the distances and terrain involved. However, here is one you can do as a moderate day tri ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Shady Corner Curve, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: Bailey is a small pond at the southern edge of the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area. It is accessible by a short trail, and although it is only a few miles west of a busy interstate corridor, it really i ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Schroon Lake, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Balsam Lake Mountain is the westernmost of the Catskill High Peaks, and like many of the others it would be largely viewless were it not for its fire tower. Over the years, four towers have occupied t ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Belle Ayr, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Of the four Catskill High Peaks named for the balsam fir, Balsam Mountain is the least deserving of the name. Balsams do occur as a secondary tree on the summit, but the hike up the mountain passes th ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Fleischmanns, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Like Bailey Pond, here is another easy destination in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness. This one is a little longer, but it, too, follows an old woods road. It is a delight for snowshoeing, and it is perf ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Schroon Lake, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: From neighboring mountains, Blackhead is a lump of a mountain with a rounded top and steep sides. It is connected to but somewhat apart from Black Dome Mountain, and while it is part of the Escarpment ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Maplecrest, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Buckhorn Lake—alternately known as Fiddlers Lake—lies amidst the open hardwoods south of Piseco Lake, at the foot of a rolling ridge of hills that encircles its northern and eastern sides. Boggy shore ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Rudeston, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: While technically not part of the West Central Plateau, Cascade Lake and Queer Lake offer a more accessible wintertime alternative to that inaccessible interior. Both are located north of Eagle Bay in ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Eagle Bay, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Cat Mountain Pond lies at the foot of the 500-foot cliffs of its namesake mountain; it is readily accessible by trail; and it is surrounded by a cluster of other small ponds. Despite all this, it is n ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Star Lake, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: With its lean-to, easy trail, and fine views of the Pinnacle, Chase Lake would seem to have all the ingredients of a popular destination. Nevertheless, the DEC reports that an average of a hundred peo ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Peters Corners, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: The trail to Clear Pond begins on the edge of a residential area and leads in a short distance to a pond surrounded by white birch. It is a modest hike with minor elevation change and a handsome desti ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Indian Lake, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: What makes the snowshoe route to Cotton Lake difficult is not its 3.5-mile length or the rolling terrain, but simply the fact that the place is reached only by navigating a series of unmarked old wood ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
North Wilmurt, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: DeBraine is a relatively recent Forest Preserve acquisition, and you will find the remains of a camp protruding from the snow near its western shore. In addition to opening the beautiful pond to the p ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Hoffmeister, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Doubletop Mountain’s distinctive profile is clearly visible from the trailhead at the end of Beaver Kill Road. Of the various approaches to its summit, this one is the longest, hardest, and perhaps mo ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Seager, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Dry Brook Ridge falls short of qualifying as one of the High Peaks by a mere 40 feet, and that slim margin seems to be all that is keeping this from being a more popular mountain. The grades are moder ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Margaretville, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: The recent acquisition of Henderson Lake and the Preston Ponds has opened up an outstanding winter trek, gaining in popularity among snowshoers and skiers alike. The public had always been allowed to ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Tahawus, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Despite the Catskills’ fame as the home of a number of world-class trout streams, very few of those waterways (or any of the major streams, for that matter) have been acquired for the Forest Preserve. ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Branch, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Echo Lake is one of only two named ponds protected as wilderness in the Catskill Park. As such, it is disappointing to discover that the view from its shoreline lean-to is marred by the 300-foot telev ... From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills"
Byrdcliffe, NY - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9

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