On Saturday, July 8 at about 1:30 pm, the Catskill 3500 Club notified New York State Forest Ranger Martin about a group of hikers carrying two Adirondack chairs toward the summit of Slide Mountain in the town of Shandaken, Ulster County.
The hikers from New Jersey indicated they intended to leave the chairs at the summit for public use. Slide Mountain is located in the Slide Mountain Wilderness in the Catskill Park and is the highest Catskill peak with an elevation of 4,120 feet.
At 3 p.m., Ranger Martin met the group at the trailhead and explained it is illegal to leave the chairs at the summit. The group refused to retrieve the chairs, so Ranger Martin issued a ticket for abandoning property in a wilderness area and the Ranger and Summit Steward Moran retrieved the chairs.
Photo: Hikers carrying Adirondack chairs to top of Slide Mountain in the Catskills (provided by DEC).