Reaching that view from the top after a 2.5 mile strictly uphill hike was sublime. Jonah was able to take cool pictures from the tower after I left him with the camera on the second flight of the tower since I was about to have a nervous breakdown (don't like shaky towers and heights). The burned down Overlook Mountain Hotel was pretty cool too. Hiking down was not as great since it was the flip side of the steep hike up but all in all the 5 mile round trip hike culminating in the breathtaking view was fantastic. Unfortunately the trail head was near a full-on hippie revival with tie-dye tapestries, a band, Investigate 911 booths and spinning hippies plus a Tibetan Monastery with white dudes in monk attire chanting like there was no tomorrow...oh well, it was the Woodstock part of the Catskills afterall!