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 about 12 miles. Hike requires a shuttle from hairpin turn on Route 47/Frost Valley-Oliverea Rd. We will have a full day!
Registration limited. Must leave full name, email AND REACHABLE phone to register. Register August 19th to September 1st. Limited email after Friday the 2nd, so call thereafter. Exact Time to meet to be decided. As always, bad weather will cancel hike.
Hikeleader: Deanna (845) 216-2021
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.