Slide Mountain

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Slide Mountain, located in the Appalachian Mountains, is a prominent peak known for its impressive elevation and size. Standing at a towering height of 4,180 feet, it is the highest peak in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. This majestic mountain offers breathtaking panoramic views and is a popular destination for avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

During the winter season, Slide Mountain experiences a varying snowpack range. The amount of snowfall can fluctuate based on weather patterns, but on average, the mountain receives around 60 to 100 inches of snow throughout the winter months. This makes it an appealing destination for winter sports such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Slide Mountain is also known for its numerous creeks and rivers that receive runoff from its slopes. One of the notable waterways is the Neversink River, which originates from the mountain's southern side. This river provides a scenic backdrop and serves as a source of freshwater for surrounding communities.

As for its name, Slide Mountain gets its moniker from a unique geological feature known as the "Slide," which is a massive landslide that occurred on its eastern face. This event, which took place during the Ice Age, resulted in a large exposed bedrock area that is visible to this day. Slide Mountain is also steeped in interesting lore and legends, including tales of mysterious disappearances and encounters with supernatural beings, adding to its allure and intrigue.

In conclusion, Slide Mountain offers an awe-inspiring mountaineering experience. With its impressive elevation, varying snowpack range during winter, and the presence of creeks and rivers, it provides both natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Its name and legends further enhance its mystique, making it a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking adventure in the Appalachian Mountains.

Air Quality Alert
Until 2024-06-22T23:00:00-04:00 National Weather Service
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at Albany has issued a Air Quality Health Advisory for Ground Level Ozone...from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Saturday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for Ground Level Ozone. The air quality index...or AQI...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young and those with pre existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at,, or call the Air Quality Hotline at 800-535- 1345.

June 21, 2024







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