Panther via Fox Hollow, Sunday, 8/14/2022, 8:30am

Panther via Fox Hollow, Sunday, 8/14/2022, 8:30am

This is a 9-mile out and back hike to the summit of Panther (3,720 ft.). I’d done Panther 8 times from the very popular route, from Route 47, but I’ve never summitted Panther from this direction. The trail isn’t very well used, is longer, and the route is strenuous even for experienced hikers. We’ll follow the Giant Ledge – Panther trail (blue) where the trail ascends gradually with a few rock scrambles that do keep things interesting. We’ll approach several false peaks before we’ll arrive at the actual summit of Panther. We’ll break for lunch after the summit of Panther, retracing our steps to a viewpoint about 5 minutes away. 

Event Duration:  9 miles, 7 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s): Siu S Yuen

Bring: good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, bug spray, plenty to drink, map and compass (recommended),

Registration required by 8/12/2022 .  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  No

Additional Information: if any

Covid-19 Guidelines:  Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites.  Hike single file, following social distancing protocols.  Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer.  Note:  As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.

Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to:

Driving Directions: From Exit 19 in Kingston, Take RT-28W from Thruway in Kingston for 27.1 miles, turn left onto Fox Hollow Road for 1.5 miles to the trailhead parking area.  

GPS coordinates:  N 42.31259 W 74.19040 

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