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More Brush Fires

Over the past two weeks there have been many brush fires in and around the Catskill Mountains. Minneawaska now has a 300 acre forest fire. The DEC has ban open fires until the end of the day on May 14. Click image for more details (Apr 25)
brush fire on the north-south lake trail on september 9, 2015


Lightning Strike

On Wednesday evening on March 16, 2016 two hikers encountered a lightning strike near them. They were hiking near Kaaterskill Falls region. The hikers called 911 and EMS extracted them, and transported them to Albany Medical Center for their injuries. Click image for more details (Mar 16)
hikers struck by lightning near kaaterskill falls on Marcy 16, 2016


Brush Fire

Over the past week numerous brush fires have erupted around the Catskill Mountains. The DEC has ban open fires until the end of the day on May 14. Click image for more details (Mar 15)
brush fire on the north-south lake trail on september 9, 2015


SAR on Sherrill

On January 31, 2016 a female hiker fell on the Northeast side of Sherrill and was injured. It took a crew of seven almost 12 hours to complete the difficult rescue. Sherrill and North Dome are difficult mountains. Click image for more details (Jan 31)
71 year old female hiker injured on sherrill mountain with a 12 hour rescue on January 31, 2016


Hikers Trapped!

On January 16, 2016 three male hikers were stranded near the top of Kaaterskill Falls due to icy trails. When it finally got dark, the hikers called 911 for help. Rangers ran some safety ropes and helped the hikers to the top of Kaaterskill Falls. The three hikers did not have micro spikes. Click image for more details (Jan 16)
Hikers stranded near the top of Kaaterskill Falls due to icy trails on January 16, 2016


Hunter Mtn SOLD!

On November 30, 2015 Peak Resorts has acquired Hunter Mountain for $36.8 Million. Click image for more details (Nov 30)
hunter mountain ski center sold to peak resorts for 36.8 million


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