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Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain [PDF] [PNG]  

Map uploaded on September 30, 2015.

A delightful fall hike in the Catskills is Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain. While the best views are on Giant Ledge -- looking east along the Woodlawn Valley, if you hike up Panther Mountain, you get a few more view of Slide Mountain. There are a grouping of campsites on Giant ledge.

About Panther Mountain

Panther Mountain is one of the Catskill High Peaks, located in the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York. At approximately 3,720 feet (1,130 m) in elevation, it is the 18th highest in the range. A combination of factors has led geologists to believe the mountain is on the site of an ancient meteorite impact crater.
Its proximity to Slide Mountain, the highest Catskill peak, the relatively short distance required to climb the mountain from the south and the excellent views available from the mountain and nearby Giant Ledge have made Panther one of the most popular hikes in the range. Aspiring members of the Catskill Mountain 3500 Club must climb it twice, at least once during winter.


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