We had a full group of 12 hike the three peaks of the Blackhead Range on a beautiful autumn day following an early snowfall. Due to the trail conditions, we wore microspikes for the first time this season.
For MK, this was his 39th of the required 39 summits to earn membership in the Catskill 3500 club. In celebration there were toasts with chocolate milk as well as a curious beverage called “Toxic Sludge”. For another of our group, these were the first 3 Catskill peaks. The group met afterwards at Brio’s in Phoenicia for some good food and continued celebration.