A short hike by CatskillSearch to the Devil’s Kitchen Lean-to and the stream that forms Black Chasm. CatskillSearch started at the Platte Clove Preserve entrance and headed south on foot from the Platte Clove Road. CatskillSearch immediately passes a trail register sign-in . CatskillSearch proceeds to cross the ‘King Post’ constructed bridge which was located in the the Platte Clove Wilderness. The green marked hiking trail of the Platte Clove Preserve lasts for less than a mile before you enter into State Forest Preserve. While in the Platte Clove Preserve there are several interpretive signs that The Catskill Center installed to educate visitors and hikers of Platte Clove Preserve. These Platte Clove Preserve interpretive signs speak about the history of the area and help identify many of the common trees of the forest. At the State section signs are present to alert you are entering State land and the trail markers change to blue. At the junction of Devil’s Path we continued on the blue trail heading south. This brought us to the Devil’s Kitchen Lean to. Along the way we walked by many interesting large rocks and boulders, tree roots growing above ground, and small quarries before reaching the Devil’s Kitchen Lean-to.
This trail further travels to Codfish Point and also Echo Lake on the yellow marked trail.
Below is a interesting tree and it’s root. When I first saw the tree I instantly recognized it from Catskill photographer Vincent Bilotta photographs.