ALL trails are close in Ulster & Greene County

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ALL trails are close in Ulster & Greene County

New postby dave » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:07 am

The NYS DEC has announced that they are closing ALL trails in Ulster and Greene County until further notice. Right now guesstimates are that the trails will be closed for another week. Additionally, all campgrounds are also closed in the Catskills.
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Re: ALL trails are close in Ulster & Greene County

New postby mike » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:18 pm

The trails aren't that bad. Some bridges are gone, but you can get across most of the streams. They are busy doing other things, so they don't want to have to deal with people issues.

Personally, I don't think that they should have closed Greene Cty.
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Re: ALL trails are close in Ulster & Greene County

New postby Sam » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:27 am

Will be on the trails reguardless of nys dec mandated warnings. Private land trails in the Catskill Region that is. I doubt warnings will be posted at Trail Heads. If so use user discretion. Saw atleast a 500 lb. bear yesterday somewhere in the central catskills. Wonder if this is due to the minimal impact in the eastern, southern, and central regions of the catskill region. Come on out and play.........Happy Trails ;)
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Re: ALL trails are close in Ulster & Greene County

New postby dave » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:10 pm

GOOD NEWS! - Most trails in the Catskills are now OPEN!.

BUT, please not that there will be trees down, bridges out, and damaged trails in some sections. Please see our PDF at the bottom for more details. AND, just because we don't have details on a trail status, please expect challenging conditions.

Here are some of the trails still closed:
1. Ashokan High Point - CLOSED - Bridge out
2. Colgate Lake - CLOSED - Cannot get to Parking Lot
3. Lower Kaaterskill Falls - CLOSED - Trail washed away & dangerous
4. Lost Clove - DEC Parking Lot destroyed
5. Oliverea-Mapledale - Road closed to parking lot
6. Seager-Big Indian - Road closed & trail damage

Road Closings
Big Hollow Road, which provides access to the Batavia Kill Trailhead at the head of Black Dome Valley (Greene County, Windham Blackhead Range) is damaged and can’t be accessed, preventing access to the Black Dome Range Trail, the Batavia Kill Trail. NOTE: Can get there by Rt 296 -> Rt 23c -> then up to Maplecrest.

Spruceton Road in the Spruceton Valley is damaged, preventing access to the westerly Devil’s Path Trailhead, the Spruceton trailand the Spruceton side of the Diamond Notch Trail

Ulster County Route 47 form Big Indian south to Winnisook Lake is closed due to storm damage.

Dry Brook Road in Delaware and Ulster County is closed to all but local traffic.

Campgrounds
1. Bear Spring - Closed for season
2. Beaverkill - Closed for season
3. Devil’s Tombstone - Closed for season
4. Kenneth Wilson - Opening on 9/16
5. Little Pond - Opening on 9/16
6. Mongaup Pond - Opening on 9/16
7. North-South Lake - Opening on 9/16
8. Woodland Valley - Closed for season

You can read the complete updated list here: http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/pdf/DEC-trail-status-110915.pdf
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