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Hiking Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain – Catskills

Finally, a weekend spent (almost) entirely outside!! I have been waiting for this. To keep up with goal of hiking one mountain per month, yesterday I went hiking with Chris and our friends Meredith and John. It was a PERFECT day. Yesterday’s high was 80 degrees.

There is still a ton of snow in the Adirondacks, so we decided to try another hike in the Catskills. Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain not far from Slide where we hiked the last time.

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Most of the snow was completely gone, but when we got to higher elevations there was about a foot in some spots. We decided to leave our snowshoes behind because we just couldn’t fathom bringing them when the temp was in the 70s. That would have been strange. But we did bring our microspikes and they came in handy on some of the more icy spots.

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We first hit Giant Ledge, which had some really nice views.

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A little further up, we got to some more great views atop Panther Mountain.

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Some hiking selfies. Ha.

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We finished the hike in about 5.5 hours.

Giant Ledge & Panther Mountain

Distance: 6.87  RT
Elevation Gain: 1,556′
Peak Elevation: 3,725′
Catskill Highest: 17

After the hike we stopped in Athens to get some food at Crossroads Brewery!

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I got the delicious veggie burger, topped with goat cheese!

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And a brownie for dessert.

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A great ending to a perfect day!

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