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Moving to the area soon, can't wait

New postPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:43 am
by Axel_E
Hello, I am Axel, and my wife and I will be moving to Oneonta in 3 weeks. We currently live in the Middle East where hiking are opportunities are... lacking, and... rocky, and we're looking forward to hiking surrounded by trees and water. I really want to complete the 35 summits over 3,500 ft.

I've already taken a look at the hiking itineraries on the web site, but I must admit that since I'm not living in the area I'm not familiar with the different mountains and areas... so I'm not quite sure where to look for the hikes that are going to be closest to us. At first we're going to look for proximity, and then gradually span out eastwards.

Specifically, before we move to Oneonta we will be spending 6 weeks or so in Bovina Center. Are there any hikes that are in the immediate vicinity, or very close?

Thanks in advance - I am looking forward to moving to the area, hiking a lot, and hopefully making new friends.

Cheers
Axel

Re: Moving to the area soon, can't wait

New postPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:54 pm
by mtnclimber
Welcome to the forum Axel.

You can see the list of the 35 highest here: http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/list-3500.html

No shortage of trees here in the Catskills! Most of the waterfall hikes are around Kaaterskill Mtn Range. There is a new waterfall section coming soon too.

You will be on the western side of the Catskills. There are a lot of smaller mountains on the Northeast side of the Catskills. You can also check out Balsam Lake Mtn Fire Tower hike. http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/BLMWF-BLM.html . It is on the western side and a nice hike.

You can also get a map of the hiking trails from National Geographics #755.

Lots of people to hike with here. Right now everyone is waiting for Spring.

Re: Moving to the area soon, can't wait

New postPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:29 pm
by emerson
Welcome to the area - I live in Otego NY ... just a short 10 miles from Oneonta ... I grew up and have lived in the area most of my life( except for college and several years traveling ) if you have any specific questions on the area feel free to message me or post up right here ....