Looking for Mountain Laurel on AHP | Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

Ashokan Reservoir from Ashokan High Point

Ashokan High Point is one of the best known mountains in the Catskills due to its prominent location next to the Ashokan Reservoir.  At 3081′, it ranks in the Catskills Highest Hundred with an ascent of over 2000 feet.  But perhaps it’s as well known for the mountain laurel stands that occupy its slopes. We’ll be looking for them as we climb through the progress of their bloom from early to late.  Hikers should be prepared for a challenging climb during the last mile or so.

Raindate:  Sunday, June 23rd

Event Duration:  9 miles,  8-9 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult

Leader(s): Wendell George

Bring: good hiking shoes, something to drink, lunch and/or snacks, wear layered moisture wicking clothing that will keep you comfortable. Weather can change quickly in the mountains and higher elevations are cooler. Hiking poles are recommended.

Registration required by June 20, 2019: Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Registration is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  No dogs for this hike.

Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: Wendell George at wendell@catskillmountainclub.org or 845-586-6273.  Be sure to provide a way to reach you the morning of the hike in case plans need to be changed.

If you cannot attend, please notify the leader as soon as possible so we will not wait for you unnecessarily and so others may join us.

Driving Directions:   The  Kanape Brook Trailhead is located on Watson Hollow Rd./Peekamoose Rd. off Rt. 28A in West Shokan. Turn west through the hamlet and then swing south for a total of 4.1 miles to the trailhead on the right.

From the south, follow Sundown Rd./Peekamoose Rd. north from SR 55A just east of Grahamsville for 12.3 miles to trailhead parking on the left.

GPS:  41°56’06.6″N 74°19’45.2″W;   41.935177, -74.329216

 

 

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