My flickr contact Tyler Sparks was on the same hike we were on yesterday and we must have missed him by an hour. This is a spectacular infrared image of the beaver dam below Pecoy Notch (the col in the background) between Twin and Sugarloaf Mountains in the Catskills. The Devil’s Path hike runs across the skyline of this image.
Kaaterskill High Peak from Dibble’s Quarry
Along the Pecoy Notch Trail on the way to Pecoy Notch just east of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Catskills. Kaaterskill High Peak is on the skyline.
Dibble’s Quarry was mined for sidewalk slate used in New York City but over the years that it’s been part of a state park people have built a menagerie of cairns, chairs, tables, and fortresses out of the slate.
Beaver dam and pond below Pecoy Notch
This beaver pond and dam sits next to the Pecoy Notch Trail. Behind the dam and pond you can see Pecoy Notch and Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the Catskills. The Devil’s Path runs along the skyline here, it’s a spectacular hike that Dave and I have done. Today we just went up to the notch using micro spikes.
This beaver pond is active and there are fresh tree stumps where the beavers have taken wood for the dam and for food.
Stream coming out of Pecoy Notch
This stream is part of the drainage from Twin and Sugarloaf Mountains and Pecoy Notch.