Sunset Rock & Newman's Ledge

Sunset Rock & Newman's Ledge, the Catskills (10/21/2007)
This is hike #3 ("Sunset Rock & Newman's Ledge") from the book Catskill Day Hikes For All Seasons (November 2002), followed by a visit to the site of the former Catskill Mountain House and then a visit to the top of Kaaterskill Falls from the end of Laurel House Road.
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Pines on Escarpment Trail

Climb to Artists Rock

Hudson River valley from Artists Rock

on Artists Rock

View north


Hunting for old graffiti

View north

Artists Rock

Continuing north

Peak fall foliage


Base of Sunset Rock on Escarpment trail

Massive rock overhang

Garter snake

Gorgeous view from Sunset Rock

Exploring the crevasses

View SE towards the Hudson

Laura and North-South Lake

North-South Lake (w/out Laura)

View west SW from Sunset Rock


Popular spot

View NE from Lookout Rock

Hudson River Valley from Lookout Rock

View north of escarpment

View NE from Newman's Ledge

View south


Laura feeling a bit dizzy

At Newman's Ledge

Climbing down

Waiting for slow hikers ahead (photo by Laura)

North Lake

Sign at Catskill Mountain House site

More graffit here!

View north from hotel site

View south

View east

At the top of Kaaterskill Falls

Hikers below the top part of Kaaterskill Falls


At the top of Kaaterskill Falls (photo by Laura)

Careful there!

View to the gorge

Upstream from the falls a bit (photo by Laura)

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