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Swimmer Injured

On Sunday, August 28, 2016 a swimmer fell and injured his leg at Fawn's Leap Waterfall in the Kaaterskill Clove in Greene County. Click image for more details (Aug 28)
swimmer injured at fawn's leap in kaaterskill clove in greene county in the Catskill Mountains


Blue Hole Injury

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 a 21-year-old male from the Bronx dislocated his shoulder while swimming at the Blue Hole in the Peekamoose Valley in Ulster County. Click image for more details (Aug 20)
swimmer injured at the Blue Hole in the peekamoose valley in the Catskill Mountains


Hiker Killed

A 56-year-old New Jersey woman was killed on August 19, 2016 when she fell approximately 100' in the vicinity of Deep Chasm and Red Chasm in the lower Kaaterskill Clove near the lower horseshoe turn. Click image for more details (August 19)
56 year old woman killed in the lower kaaterskill clove after falling 100'


Parking Restrictions

The Town of Saugerties has put up NEW No Parking signs on the lower part of the Platte Clove. This is due to problems with swimmers. Click image for more details (August 17)
no parking signs in the lower platte clove on the ulster county side of platte clove road


Hiker Injured

On August 17, 2016 a hiker was injured in the Lower Platte Clove on the Ulster County side of the line. They were extracted by Green County SAR and transported to the hospital. Click image for more details (August 17)
hiker injured in lower platte clove on august 17, 2016


Hiker Killed

On July 27, 2016 Ezra Kennedy, age 17, of Westfield, NJ fell off the second tier of Kaaterskill Falls (64' high). The accident occurred between 8:30 and 9:00 AM. Ezra was hiking with family and friends and got close to the edge so that his group could get a good picture of him. Unfortunately, he slipped on the algae coated rocks, and fell off the Falls. He died within the hour at the scene. Click image for more details (July 27)
Hiker ezra kennedy died when he fell off the lower part of Kaaterskill falls on July 27, 2016


Hiker Lost

On July 17, 2016 a 46-year-old hiker become lost in the Indian Head Wilderness. When the evening came, and he still didn't find his way, he called for help. The NYS DEC Rangers determined that he was on the Mink Hollow Trail. Rangers got him out before dusk. Click image for more details (Jul 17)
Hiker lost on Indian Head Wilderness on July 17, 2016>


Hiker Injured

On May 29, 2016 a hiker fell off Kaaterskill Falls, and sustained multiple injuries. EMS and the fire department were called to extract and treat the hiker. He was then transported to the hospital, and is listed in serious condition. Click image for more details (May 29)
Hikers sustains serious injuries to his head and legs when he fell off Kaaterskill Falls May 29, 2016


Blue Hole

On May 25, 2016 the DEC enacted new regulations to restrict use of the Blue Hole in the Peekamoose Valley. There has been a long battle to remove access to all the major swimming holes in the Catskills. The Blue Hole is the last one. Click image for more details (May 25)
DEC severely restricts use the Blue Hole in the Catskill Mountains


Lost Hiker

On May 11, 2016 a 31 year old woman became lost on the summit of Plateau Mountain and walked off into the wilderness. As dusk approached she called 911 for help. Rangers were able to locate her by her Smartphone GPS. Click image for more details (May 16)
lost hiker on Plateau Mountain on May 11, 2016


Lost Zebra Found

For the past week a Zebra from the Bailiwick Zoo (former Catskill Game Farm) has been missing. The public was asked to let the NYS Police know if it was spotted. Unfortunately, this story has a sad outcome. Click image for more details (May 16)
lost zebra from Bailiwick zoo found dead in the kaaterskill clove


Lake Creek Bridge

Construction for the new Lake Creek Bridge has begun. This long awaited bridge will link the Escarpment Trail and the lower Kaaterskill Falls with Laurel House Road and the Kaaterskill Rail Trail. The new bridge is located a couple hundred feet from the top of Kaaterskill Falls. Click image for more details (May 15)
construction for the new bridge above kaaterskill falls that will go over lake creek started


Platte Clove Road

During the day on Saturday, May 7, 2016, a large rock broke off and slide onto Platte Clove Road. The rock is so large that it is blocking the entire road. The road is closed. It could open as early as Monday, or maybe later in the week. Click image for more details (May 7)
Rock slide on platte clove road may 2016


Scutt Parking Lot

Work for the new Scutt Parking has begun. We expect the parking lot to be finished soon. It will hold about 75-100 cars. Click image for more details (May 5)
work on the new scutt parking lot has started


Medivac Bills

In recent years some For-Profit helicopter operations have moved into New York. The NYS Police transport victims for free. When the NYS Police helicopter is not available, these For-Profit operations are changing 60 grand for a 25 minute ride. Click image for more details (May 3)
staggering bills from Air Methods helicopter transports


SAR on Sugarloaf Mtn

A 34-year-old woman was injured while descending the west side of Sugarloaf Mountain on April 29, 2016. She was hiking with a group of 8 hikers. Local Rangers and EMS assisted in bringing her down the mountain and transporting her to a local hospital Click image for more details (Apr 29)
SAR on Sugarloaf mountain on april 29, 2016


More Brush Fires

Over the past two weeks there have been many brush fires in and around the Catskill Mountains. Minneawaska now has a 300 acre forest fire. The DEC has ban open fires until the end of the day on May 14. Click image for more details (Apr 25)
brush fire on the north-south lake trail on september 9, 2015


Lightning Strike

On Wednesday evening on March 16, 2016 two hikers encountered a lightning strike near them. They were hiking near Kaaterskill Falls region. The hikers called 911 and EMS extracted them, and transported them to Albany Medical Center for their injuries. Click image for more details (Mar 16)
hikers struck by lightning near kaaterskill falls on Marcy 16, 2016


Brush Fire

Over the past week numerous brush fires have erupted around the Catskill Mountains. The DEC has ban open fires until the end of the day on May 14. Click image for more details (Mar 15)
brush fire on the north-south lake trail on september 9, 2015


SAR on Sherrill

On January 31, 2016 a female hiker fell on the Northeast side of Sherrill and was injured. It took a crew of seven almost 12 hours to complete the difficult rescue. Sherrill and North Dome are difficult mountains. Click image for more details (Jan 31)
71 year old female hiker injured on sherrill mountain with a 12 hour rescue on January 31, 2016


Hikers Trapped!

On January 16, 2016 three male hikers were stranded near the top of Kaaterskill Falls due to icy trails. When it finally got dark, the hikers called 911 for help. Rangers ran some safety ropes and helped the hikers to the top of Kaaterskill Falls. The three hikers did not have micro spikes. Click image for more details (Jan 16)
Hikers stranded near the top of Kaaterskill Falls due to icy trails on January 16, 2016


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