Sunday, November 28, 2010

Panther Mountain

Ramapo Mountains,
Harriman State Park

Rockland County,
New York

Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
Suffern-Bear Mountain (SBM) Trail: Yellow blaze
Power Line Path
Unmarked Trail

Total Time: 2:00 hr
Estimated Distance: 3.5 Miles

Hiking Partner:
Yehuda Koblick

We started this hike at the Horse Stables off Route 202, near Wilder Rd. This is where the original Pine Meadow Trail started, and in about 2002 it was subsequently restarted here at its original location. The property where the trail starts is owned by Town of Ramapo Equestrian Center. The propery managers have a really nasty looking dog that follows you around when you start and finish, but he's ok.

We went up the trail along where it goes with the Gas Line path, and then started the climb to where it goes through a valley with a stream between Catamount and Panther Mountains. At the intersection of the SBM Trail, went north up to the summit of Panther Mountain, where there is an excellent view. Continued on the SBM past the summit, and then took an unmarked Trail down near a swamp that takes you all the way down to the Power Line/Gas Line paths. From there took the Power Line path back to the trailhead at the Horse Stables.

Map of the route.

The stream in the notch between
Panther Mountain & Catamount Mountain

View from Panther Mnt Summit.
Facing east towards South Mountain and Mt. Ivy.
The Hudson River can be seen to the left of the photo.

View from Panther Summit. Facing South.

Me at the Summit. Facing South.

Yehuda at the Summit.

From the view at the nothern part of the mountain.
Facing northeast towards Cheescoate Mnt and Hudson R.

North part of Panther Mountain
Facing North with Horse Chock Mountain
on left and Cheesecoate Mountain on right.

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