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29 days ago

Quick hike, rocky. Went counterclockwise, poles for the descent are handy. Lovely view from top.

This was a nice snowshoe hike. There was plenty of snow pack that is covered the cairn on Eagle Mountain summit. The two rocks that mark the summit of Haynes Mountain were covered in the snow. On top of Haynes Mountain you could the eastern half of the Devils Path and Graham and Balsam Lake Mountains.

Awesome view of Rt 28 winding through the valley. long and steep both up and down.

One of the better hikes I have done in the Catskills. Recently moved from Utah, and this trail was nearly as challenging as some hikes there. Very rewarding and a wonderful view.

Good trails, not to fond of the catskills though,

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ok, destination provided by All Trails put me on back roads of Pine Hill with no trail head or signs in sight. Needs to be updated.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Good quick trail. Super muddy up by the summit. Rocks are slippery all over. A must do.

Did the Balsam loop but continued on the Pine Hill West trail to climb Eagle Mountain. Saw a few coyotes near the top of Eagle.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

My first hike 3 months after 2 knee surgeries and as if it wasn't exciting enough - my very first hike on snowshoes :) Fortunately, when we came to the beginning of the loop, we chose to go to the right. We had to skip Eagle due to the lateness of the hour (we started too late) and we ended up on a steep slope down, which we continued hiking either sliding on our butts or in my case - on my face giggling for the next 10 min :) - it takes time to get use to wearing snow shoes, but fortunately the snow was fluffy so I survived this experiment. I am planning on completing both mountains the last weekend of July. It will definitely feel different with all this lush foliage around ...

Monday, September 08, 2014

We hiked Balsam and Eagle from the Rider Hollow PA. In the summer this isn't a hike for the views since we saw none. In the winter, I am told there are views from the top of Balsam. We did however see a bear in the col between Haynes Mtn and Eagle. As we passed near his position in a tree just 40 feet off the trail we must have frightened him because he came out of that tree giving way to gravity about 15 feet off the ground. Once he hit the forest floor he shot out like a rocket in the direction away from us. We was obviously frightened him and we were to stunned to do anything but stare. We sang "It's a Pirate's Life for Me" all the way to the top of Eagle just to give advance notice to any other bears in the area. Lots of scat on the trail to Eagle and Balsam, so if you are hiking these two mountains in September, be alert. The trailhead from Rider Hollow is about 300 feet higher and a quarter mile shorter than the one from McKinley Hollow on the opposite side of the ridgeline, so Rider Hollow has my vote, plus the trail itself is smooth and less rocky than normally seen in the Catskills.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fun hike. Good view from the fire tower.

Can do a nice loop, lean too is if you stay on the trail to the right. It's been at least a year since I've gone but if you loop you get to the top of the mountain and there are small area's to see the senery if not cloudy.

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