Panther Mountain Hike
Friday, October 9th
Leader – Jeff Huth
Severe rain or thunderstorm forecast may cancel.

Panther (3720’ elevation) has several nice views from the summit and several places along Giant Ledge along the route. I envision this will be a relaxed to moderate paced hike. We will hike together so the group will adapt to the slowest hiker.  
Meeting Place – Trailhead on Route 47 at the “hairpin” turn. Directions from Kingston:
- Proceed west on Route 28 from Kingston Thruway exit (19) about 30.4 miles
- Turn left onto Route 47 at Big Indian
Go about 7.5 miles south on Rt 47
- The DEC Parking Lot is on the right side of the road just before a sharp turn going uphill
Meeting Time – 9:00 am
What to bring – plenty of water, lunch/snacks, a headlamp with extra batteries, first aid kit if you have one, layered clothing to match the changeable weather in the Catskills.  

COVID-19 Precautions - All prospective participants should consider the TSSC Covid-19 self-assessment questionnaire. If you are not able to respond “no” to all questions, please reconsider participation. I will ask the group to again consider the questions prior to the start of the hike. The plan will be to exercise social distancing at the trailhead, on the hike, at water, snack, lunch breaks etc. Please bring a mask for situations where it is not feasible to stay at least 6 feet apart, but the plan is to hike without wearing a mask unless you personally elect to do so.  

Please let me know if you plan to attend by Wednesday October 7, by e-mail at or via phone or text to my mobile. (jeff underscore huth)