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Old 11-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #21
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The summit is on private land,

The Summit is owned by the Underwood club
I read on one of the fire tower history websites that if you contact the Underwood Club in advance, they are usually pretty generous about allowing hikers to visit the summit, provided that they use the State Land approach.

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I thought the tower was still there,

The summit is on state land but the lower reaches / trailhead is on private land and the owner is very against anyone crossing his land, meaning if you try you will get a gun pulled on you or if you are lucky just the police called.

But I haven't been anywhere near there or heard anything in at least a decade, so things might have changed.
You could still approach it via a lengthy bushwhack from the south, from West River Road.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #22
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The wording isn't the best in the opening paragraph, Dick. The next one after the short list says, "but the other eighteen towers that were used in the six-county Catskill Region." The 108 towers were for all of NY state, Catskill, Adirondack and other combined it seems. 108 in the Cats alone would be pretty crazy!

There not in the catskill park but I would consider these two in the catskills at least the locals here call this the northern catskills.

1. Mt. Utsayantha in the town of Stamford, Delaware county.

2. Leonard Mt. in the town of Gilboa, Schoharie county.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:08 AM   #23
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Here is a link to the most complete list of fire towers in New York State, including their accessibility.

http://beebehill.info/New_York_State...r_(8-8-10).pdf.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:02 PM   #24
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Thanks very very much for the info Tony! Great stuff on there. I didn't see anything at all about the tower on Cathead Mtn. Oh well. Perhaps I missed it. It's nice to finally know some of the heights on the towers.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:25 PM   #25
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thanks very very much for the info tony! Great stuff on there. I didn't see anything at all about the tower on cathead mtn. Oh well. Perhaps i missed it. It's nice to finally know some of the heights on the towers.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:56 AM   #26
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Well....derrrhhh...I feel stupid. I quick search brought it up. I must have gone to quickly to see it beforehand. Thanks for pointing out my blindness
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:45 PM   #27
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Here is a link to the most complete list of fire towers in New York State, including their accessibility.

http://beebehill.info/New_York_State...r_(8-8-10).pdf.

Hope this helps.
Another excellent resource. Thanks!

What should the patch look like? A rocker that complements the Fire Tower Path, like with the Winter 46?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #28
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Somethings I have learned

A mountain I didn't see in this thread is Moosehead. Although I believe it's private. As for Cathead, it's unreachable. I studied the tax maps of these towers. The begining to the trail for Cathead is blocked by a property called the Thomas Gang. They won't even alow you to park there. If you bushwhack to the summit you will run into the Hatchbrook Sportsmen Club. The tower is inside this property. Apparently the tower itself is owned by the DEC. The property owners are unhappy with the state prohibiting motor vehicle access to their property. So they restricted our access to the tower.

Dunn Brook Mountain was once owned by Finch Paper. Now the property is called Upper Hudson Woodlands which is a new easment. This is all according to some reaserch I have done on the internet. I would double check.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #29
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Here is a pretty comprehensive listing put together by Bill Starr.
Be careful once you start researching things like this the next thing you know your adopting one
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