NY: Catskills- Greene County-Hunter Mountain

Per the Catskills website, “Capping out at 4,040 feet, the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower is one of the Catskills’ most challenging treks and the most difficult of the five fire tower hikes.”

Fortunately there’s also the option of closing your eyes for an 11 minute Skylift ride ($15 for a round trip as of Oct 2021) and a 5 mile total out and back to the tower. All pictures from the skylift were taken with my eyes closed since I am not a fan of heights.

Once at the top there are sweeping vista views that with a picnic lunch on a fall day may be close to perfection.

Of course the goal I was seeking to achieve was the hike to Hunter Fire tower about 2.4 miles away. So off I went. A deer fell into my path and we stared into each other’s eyes, or in his case my camera’s lens.

The hike up was a bit steep but was always on a path. Quite muddy at times and took some navigation around some rocks and a bit of endurance. What a sense of accomplishment to reach the top and look over the treetops.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: