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Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« on: March 26, 2016, 03:49:24 PM »
My Boy Scouts and I are working on the Adirondack Fire tower Challenge, which inludes 5 of the Catskill towers...  We did Overlook today as family hike, out of respect for Easter weekend.  This mountain is busy with hikers, has a really cool ruin of one of the great mountain house hotels.  Overlook is also home to huge number of Timber Rattlesnakes, which were unfortunately still sleeping, but the trip was fun any way!









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Re: Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 05:38:12 PM »
Great photos of a worthy venture.......and I like your shepherd's crook! :thumbsup:
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Re: Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 06:30:20 PM »
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Re: Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 07:23:03 PM »
Very good.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2016, 09:03:28 PM »
Looks like you guys had a great outing.  Weather looks perfect.  Sunny and cool.

......   Overlook is also home to huge number of Timber Rattlesnakes, which were unfortunately still sleeping, but the trip was fun any way!

I'm not so sure I've ever equated rattlesnakes with fun.  Nope never.

Goodness, time has flown by.  I have a picture somewhere of when the girls barely came up to your waist.



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Re: Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2016, 11:04:43 PM »
That looks like an awesome hike! 

Distance?  Elevation gain?  Were the kids taxed at all by the hike?

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Re: Catskill Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2016, 02:16:16 PM »
Great photos of a worthy venture.......and I like your shepherd's crook! :thumbsup:

Ty.  I like the crook too!  I got it from House Handle...

That looks like an awesome hike! 

Distance?  Elevation gain?  Were the kids taxed at all by the hike?

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It was a five mile round trip (2.5 miles up with a 1/2 mile gain in elevation).  My scouts are good in good condition for the most part, most are athletes.  A couple of the adults take their time though lol...