• 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

GPS Track of the hike

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.

Dan looking at mountains

First we summited Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Summit

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!

Muddy Max

The next day we hiked up Twin

View from Twin

Max with View

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!