Join David and Carol White on an exploration of one of the Catskills historically significant features. First we will visit Dibbles Quarry on the Pecoy Notch Trail and then climb to a large beaver dam and walk across it to acres of chewed-down trees; the hike is 3 miles, round-trip. After that hike, we will drive 2 miles, turning right from Dale Lane on Platte Clove Rd., to the Platte Clove Preserve trailhead and take the Preserve and Overlook Trails to Codfish Point Quarry, 4 miles round-trip. This is a large quarry with superb viewing over the Hudson Valley.
Dave and Carol have hiked the Catskills 35 highest, Winter 35, the Adirondacks 46ers, Winter 46ers and the New York/New England 116ers. They are the First and Third qualifiers, respectively, for the Catskills All Trails Challenge certificate. They are authors of Catskill Day Hikes for All Seasons and editors of Catskill Trails, both published by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK). In addition, Carol edited Catskill Peak Experiences.
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Bring plenty of water, good hiking shoes, dress in layers and bring lunch. The hike is rated moderate-difficult and will take about 6 hours.
No dogs on this hike.
Directons: We will meet at the Roaring Kill trailhead. From SR 23A east of Hunter and west of Tannersville, turn south onto Bloomer Road (CR 16), which will become Platte Clove Road. On Platte Clove Road (County Rte. 16), travel 2.8 miles from the Elka Park jct. to Dale Lane. Turn right for 0.5 miles and right again for 0.7 miles to the trailhead.