Halcott is one of the trailess peaks required for membership in the Catskill 3500 club. We’ve led a number of groups to the canister over the years. Halcott is a relatively short but steep bush whack.
It was a small group and we hiked four Catskill peaks, or was it six? Starting from the trail at Denning, we hiked to Table and Peekamoose, then left the trail and headed over to Lone and Rocky, then backtracked the way we had come, passing over Lone and Table again. We wore snowshoes the entire way and the going was pretty easy because someone else had set a very good track on a good bearing and we merely needed to follow it, although we did (more…)