Trout Pond Lean-tos | Catskills | March 25, 2016

Our Contributor Moe is a volunteer leader in the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference who is responsible for the maintenance of backcountry lean-tos in the Catskill Park (visit the Catskill Conservation Corps to discover volunteer opportunities and get involved).  He's been making trips to visit all 32 lean-tos before he leaves for his Appalachian Trail hike! We'll be posting some photos and some notes from each of his visits!

March 25, 2016: Went into Trout Pond to check on the lean-to's. All good except one privy needs to be moved and the handicap one needs seat area repaired. Right now not handicapped but large square hole. Lots and lots of trash packed out including 4 inflatable pool rafts, tin cans and a dirty diaper. 

Looking for a hike description to the Trout Pond Lean-tos? Here's our guide to the Trout Pond Lean-tos hike.

Need more information on hiking and planning your 
trips to the Catskills and the Catskill Park?

Need a hiking map for your hikes in the Catskills? We recommend the Trail Conference's Catskills Trails 6-Map Set. These maps are the best available for hiking and outdoor adventures in the Catskills and the Catskill Park. The Catskill Center offers a regional map of the Catskills that provides an excellent overview of the region, it's roadways, attractions and trails. National Geographic Trails Illustrated also produces a map for the region. 

How about a guidebook? Both AMC and ADK publish trail guides to the Catskill Region and thAdventures in the Outdoors Bookstore carries many more books and maps that will help you as you hike and explore the Catskill Mountains region. 

If you are looking for more information about the extensive history of the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park, we would suggest reading The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock and The Catskill Park, Inside the Blue Line. For the most comprehensive natural history of the Catskill Park and the Forests of the Catskill region, we recommend reading The Catskill Forest, a History by Michael Kudish.