- Peaks: Sugarloaf, Twin
- Type: Loop
- Time: 11.5 h
- Distance: 8.25 mi
- Elevation Gain: 3250 ft
- Hikers: Dan, Max
- Day 1 (5/28)
- 12:15 PM Start hiking from Roaring Kill trailhead
- 4:00 PM Summit Sugarloaf
- 7:50 PM At campsite w/ tent pitched
- Day 2 (5/29)
- 9:30 AM Start hiking
- 10:30 AM Summit Twin
- 1:30 PM Done hiking
My first visit to the Catskills! I trained up from the city, met up with Max in Poughkeepsie and we drove over to the Roaring Kill trailhead.
First we summited Sugarloaf
Then we set up a campsite somewhere downhill from Pecoy Notch. Looking at his map, Max was very insistent that there was a great campsite somewhere beyond this bog:
That ended with a very muddy Max. I still find this photo funny seven years later!
The next day we hiked up Twin
and then back down to the Jimmy Dolan notch and the road. I vaguely recall hitchhiking along Prediger Road to get back to our car at the other trailhead.
All in all a great trip. I’m very appreciative to Max for introducing me to hiking in the Catskills!