Peekamoose and Table - Catskills Hike Report
by Kathleen Lisson
Arun and I hiked Peekamoose and Table Mountains. This time Arun came down with 'summit fever,' the irresistible urge to hike past overlooks in search of the summit before stopping for a break. We ended up enjoying the overlooks on the trip back to the trailhead.
- Camping is better than dayhiking - we didn't start hiking until the afternoon because we could lounge around our house. Waking up in a tent ensures we get an early start.
- There are several parking lots on the way to the trailhead. Luckily we asked a local for directions and she pointed us further down the road.
- The DEC didn't put enough sheets in the trail register! Arun had to sign us in on the back cover. When we signed out, we found that other hikers had followed our lead and signed in below us. Signing in at the trail register ensures that rescuers have basic information about you and your planned hike in the event you get lost. It also helps the DEC allocated funding for trail upkeep.
Peekamoose and Table Mountain hike information from New York New Jersey Trail Conference: http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/peekamoos-and-table-mountains