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South Mtn / Pisgah Forest Timber Sold

New postPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:47 pm
by dave
The DEC has conducted another Forest Timber sale at the South Mountain Access. This will also included part of the timber on Pisgah Mountain. Many people had objected to the DEC cutting the beautiful conifer forest on Pisgah Mountain. We don't know if the DEC plans on replanting trees where the timber has been harvested. Presently, you cannot hike in this region while loggers are stripping the forest.

Re: South Mtn / Pisgah Forest Timber Sold

New postPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:07 pm
by Birdman
I hiked Mt. Pisgah two springs ago. As the Catskill trails have gotten busier I look for quieter areas. This was beautiful hike. What a shame. Regards, Ed

Re: South Mtn / Pisgah Forest Timber Sold

New postPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:39 pm
by mike
I totally agree with you. Pisgah was a beautiful hike. Now it is ruined.

Re: South Mtn / Pisgah Forest Timber Sold

New postPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:16 pm
by PeterB
I'm the maintainer for the section of LP trail on top of Mt. Pisgah. I just exchanged emails with someone at the DEC and was told that the LP trail isn't affected by the timber sale in South Mountain SF. What is your source of information for the boundaries of the timber sale?

Thanks,

Peter

Re: South Mtn / Pisgah Forest Timber Sold

New postPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:21 pm
by mtnclimber
the LP doesn't really go into the conifer forest on Pisgah. It just skirts around the corner of it at the summit. So, that should be ok. But, the hike from the summit down through the conifer forest would be closed. Or, at least that is my understanding.