This hike is to be a full traverse of Panther and the scenic Giant Ledges. One of the best hikes in the Catskills, it offers a full range of treats for an experienced hiker. A lovely combination of ups, downs and wonderful scrambles offering a variety of woods and some fabulous views. This is one of my favorite late Summer hikes and I love company, so come join me for a fun day!
Note hike is for experienced hikers. No pets. Bring plenty of water and lunch. Dress in wicking layers for comfort. We will go at a fair pace but plan to treat ourselves to time to admire nature’s beauty. This traverse is by far the prettiest way to enjoy this unique 3500 peak. Hike requires a shuttle from hairpin turn on Route 47/Frost Valley-Oliverea Rd. We will have a full day!
Event Duration: 8.2 miles, 6-7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Leader: Deanna Felicetta
Bring: Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water!!! Dress for comfort with moisture wicking clothing. Wear good hiking shoes. Hiking poles are recommended, as are map and compass.
Registration required: by July 19th. Register by contacting the leader. See below. Registration requires FULL name, a phone and if you have it, an email address.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: PLEASE contact leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to. Remember we hike together for safety and FUN!
Always come prepared for changes in weather here in the Catskills!
No unscheduled stops for selfies, please.
Questions about this event can be directed to: Deanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-216 2021 and NO TEXTING PLEASE! Leave name and number. Please contact leader if you need to cancel.
Driving Directions: See NYNJTC Catskill Trails Map #142 for Panther Mountain. The Giant Ledge parking area is located on CR 47 (Oliverea-Frost Valley Rd.), 7.3 miles south of SR 28 in Big Indian and 13 miles north of Claryville. We’ll spot cars here and drive to Fox Hollow Rd. to begin the hike.
GPS: 42.09819 N, 74.39140 W