Twin Mountain revisited

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View from the summit

Twin Mountain is one of the lower Catskill High Peaks. In an earlier blog (see here) I wrote: "Twin Mountain is by far not one of the tallest mountains in the Catskill Region. According the Wikipedia it is, with an altitude of "just" 1110 meters (3640 ft), the number 23 in the range of Catskill High Peaks, 165 meters lower than the number one, Slide Mountain.".

Yet, the hike to its summit, or more accurate, its two summits, is a very impressive one. It features an old quarry, a beaver lake, some nice falls and a spectacular steep section of the Devil's Path. That is why I, after two years, wanted to re-hike this mountain. Today I brought a guest, Bart-Hendrik, who had a stopover weekend in New York during a business trip to California. He had indicated he wanted to do a hike that was not following paved roads. Hence this nomination.

Since Twin Mountain is not a loop hike we decided on the top to actually make it a loop by descending twin at the eastern face towards Indian Head, a part that I had hiked four years ago (see here). Because of this loop we had to reconnect in the valley, which was still a very pleasant hike.

More picture below.

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View from the summit
View from the summit
At the trailhead parking (picture …
At the trailhead parking (picture…
At the beaver pond
At the beaver pond
The beaver dam had been taken over…
The beaver dam had been taken ove…
At the notch between Twin and Suge…
At the notch between Twin and Sug…
Your reporter enjoying the vistas …
Your reporter enjoying the vistas…
Bart-Hendrik used his iPhone to ma…
Bart-Hendrik used his iPhone to m…
The great mushrooms again (see blo…
The great mushrooms again (see bl…
Arrived back in the valley view …
Arrived back in the "valley" view…
A colorful scene
A colorful scene
GPS Profile, stating point was at …
GPS Profile, stating point was at…
GPS Height Profile
GPS Height Profile
Twin Mountain - Catskills - NY
photo by: mdalamers