Through much of the Catskills, whitetail hunters are plagued by old-growth forests and minimal agriculture, which contribute to lack-luster deer hunting. In short, there's not a lot of high-quality deer food. But this spot, by fall, should have plenty of browse, apples, and even some acorns. I can all too easily imagine a nice buck charging across the ridge to chase does. Besides the deer sign and terrain features, I also like this spot because it just looks cool. If I'm going to spend hours upon hours sitting somewhere, it helps if that somewhere has a decent view. I'll have plenty of time to contemplate who might have lived in the old orchard and why they might have left.