Jan 1, 2012

Overlook Mountain Trail in winter...

When weather permits hiking in Catskills at winter time is always a gorgeous experience. The light is amazing, the view is way open all the time, snow covers the ground lightly and beautiful icicles are everywhere like ornaments on Christmas trees. We were pretty lucky having amazing weather conditions and continuous sunshine all the time throughout our stay. First day we hiked the Overlook Mountain Trail which I covered here on tire-bouchon last summer in detail. To take a look at that post you can simply click here. The Overlook Hotel ruins, fire tower, Eagle's Cliff, everything was looking simply gorgeous under light snow. What a great couple of days to finish 2011. It's a very moderate winter hike which requires only warm clothing and a little attention to the icy grounds. I strongly recommend to start the hike not later than noon because it gets dark pretty quick around 4:30PM these days and it's doesn't sound like a good idea to be on the trail after it gets dark. You also want to see around under bright light...