Table Mountain and Peekamoose Mountain
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Since the days are still long I use them to add some more Catskill High Peaks to my "collection of Catskill Peaks". Last week I hiked the number 6 (West Kill Mountain), today I was cheap and added the number 10 and 11 at once. These are Peekamoose Mountain and Table Mountain. Neighbors, only a few hundred meters apart, separated by a notch of just 50 meters (160 ft) deep.
Table Mountain is, with 1173 meters (3847 feet) the tallest of the two, beating Peekamoose by just two meters (7 feet). The difference is so small that my GPS indicated that Peekamoose is the taller of the two.
I find Peekamoose Mountain one of the nicest names of all mountains in the Catskills.
I approached the two mountains from Denning Road, an old mountain pass that is no longer in use. The first 10 kilometers (6.6 miles) of Denning Road are still open for cars, but then it is a matter of park-your-car and start hiking. After the first 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) on the old turnpike the trail becomes a real hiking trail and almost immediately leads over two impressive wooden bridges that span the Neversink River. The bridges have been washed away numerous times. They are back and look really sturdy now. They are also pretty high above the river.
Then the trail goes up steady through a dense forest with unfortunately not many vistas. The forest itself is pretty nice.
A nice hike, but not one of my favorites. More pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te