dogs on leash
Had to change out of snowshoes and into spikes for the final ascent. There's too much scrambling for snowshoes, though at lower elevation they were very useful. Only made Twin. One of the better, more technical trails in the Catskills I think, especially in winter conditions.
2.5 feet of snow. Snowshoes all the way. 3/17/17. Other reviews say it's pretty easy. I thought it was tough with the snowshoes because the snow wasn't too packed and I sank in about a foot with almost every step. I had some difficulty but it was great. Nice views at the summit. Typical Catskill wooded summit but you can peak through the pines in some spots and see the entire range from its highest point.
Ginneth O. on Kaaterskill High Peak South Trail
Awesome day, perfect trail conditions, powder snow, no need for snowshoes or crampons, I brought crampons because frigid temps but there was barely icy spots. It was fun and even the dog had a good time playing in the snow.