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Ascent of Overlook Mountain on 2008-09-21

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Overlook Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3140 ft / 957 m

Ascent Trip Report

A very popular and interesting easy hike up a gravel road. The TH and parking in on the right across Budhist temple on road from the Village of Woodstock (about 1.5 miles N of rte 212 in Village center).

Half a mile before the summit you can explore the ruins of the old Overlook Mountain Hotel, one of the great Catskill Mountain Resorts dating back to the early 1800s. Behind the ruins is a Transmission Tower. The Fire Tower is in good condition and a small museum in the Fire Warden's cabin makes this interesting climb very enjoyable and educational. Local volunteers are on the summit to greet you every weekend, from mid-April to October.

"CANADA'S NORTH IS THE RAUCOUS RAVEN, FOREVER ROVING THE BIG OPEN SKY OR PERCHED ON A WIRE .... FOLLOWING YOUR EVERY MOVE"
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Ruins of Overlook Mountain Hotel just below summit, dating back to the early 1800s (2008-09-21). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1400 ft / 427 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:catskills-gravel rd from meads N of woodstock
    Trailhead:woodstock NY - north on mtn meads rd to Meads at p  1740 ft / 530 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail



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