I had a great time scouting this in July and can't wait to get back with there with ropes!
We'll descend Platterkill Creek, entering via the Devil's Hole. There are couple of good sized waterfalls (50+') and a couple of smaller ones that are all worth rappelling.
Meetup Location: McDonald's right off the exit. 350 New York 212, Saugerties, NY 12477 at 9:30am. We'll drive to the trail head and drop a car on the way.
Car Pooling: Drivers, please offer rides if you are willing. Passengers, please contribute to tolls and gas.
Gear: I'm intentionally not including a gear list - you should know what to bring.
This is only for experienced rappellers - rappelling once or twice is not "experienced". This is not a guided trip. This is an inherently dangerous activity with hazards that include falling rocks, hiking/scrambling over slippery rock and boulders, rappelling itself, and the general dangers of hiking.
If you're unsure about your experience, email me (Andre) and we'll discuss.
Bottom-up Option: This is also a great river hike from the bottom up. There's no official trail, but there is a good herd path at least half way up to several waterfalls and swimming holes. If you're interested in organizing that, email me (Andre) to discuss it. Do not RSVP here.