Today we wented to the Catskill Mountains in Noo York where we hiked up to the top of Slide Mountain wot is 4,180 feets up high. It be the highest mountain in the Catskills and there do be something like 38 mountains there. The highest mountain in Noo Joisey do be only 1,803 feets up high. That hike woz only 6.5 miles long so we wented up to Giant Ledge, too, wot woz 3.5 miles so we had our 10 miles. Mom figgers when we has to drive almost 3 hours to does hiking, we has to do at least 10 miles.
I had to cross over bridges...
And climb up rawks...
We finded this marker wot woz to rememmer two hikers from 1900. They names woz William Curtis and Allen Ormsbee. One day they wented hiking on Mount Washington in Noo Hampsheer and died in an ice storm. The had maded the trail we hiked on wot taked us up to Slide Mountain.
Then we gotted to the top of the Slide Mountain. There be this famuss dude named John Burroughs wot used to camp at the top of Slide Mountain long time ago. So here be a pikshure of John Burroughs in 1900 and me unnerneath in the same spot in 2010. He used to camp in that hole to the rite in the rawks:
This be the werds above my hed wot woz not there in 1900 coz John Burroughs still be living then:
So then we gotted to see some seenik views of the udder mountains but we woz on the biggest one.
So then we commed down from Slide Mountain, gotted in the car and drived a cuppull of miles over to the pawking lot for Giant Ledge and climbed up that mountain. It woz only 3200 feets high but we woz alreddy tired from climbing Slide Mountain! But there woz even better seenik views up there:
So I has no Shawnee Cam pikshures today coz mom messed something up when she did the settings. Boo. She promised to do better next time so I furgibs her. So instead of the Shawnee Cam, Sydney asked if'n I could show you a pikshur of the big bug wot she catched and taked to her hidey spot unner the deck yesterday: