Today we’ll be hiking Panther Mountain in the Catskills. It’s one of the 4 required “winter peaks” for the Catskill 3500 Club. If you’re reading this today, you can click here to see exactly where we are. If you’re reading this any other time and click that link, you’ll see where we were most recently. Sorry, no way to save past hikes on that particular site. Don’t forget to click “Terrain” in the top right-hand corner to see what the mountain looks like.
You can find out more about our hiking excursions on the Hiking page. My Peakbagger page will also give you an idea of what we’ve done so far (though I still haven’t added last weeks climb of Balsam Mountain to the list).
We hiked Panther back in October (the 11th) with our friend Nick Burns. The views are great from both Panther and Giant Ledge. That weekend was pretty much peak for fall foliage. You can check out my Myspace page for some pictures of that day. Theoretically, Panther was formed by a meteor strike. You can read a bit about that on the Wikipedia page for Panther. Check out the circular flow of Esopus Creek on the map – pretty cool.