This event is for advanced hikers only. Moderate pace on challenging terrain.
For peakbaggers looking for these three mountains, we'll start from Beaver Kill Road in Hardenburgh, NY. From the parking area near Balsam Lake we will take the Dry Brook Bridge Trail to the Balsam Lake Mtn Trail passed the fire tower on Balsam Lake Mountain. We'll briefly reconnect with the Dry Brook Bridge Trail before taking the unmarked woods road to the summit of Graham with partial views from the ruins of the old communication tower on top of Graham. Then the true Bushwhack from Graham to Doubletop begins. Once signing the canister on Doubletop we'll descend in a southwesterly direction to Tunnis Pond and take the Neversink-Hardenburgh Trail back to the beginning.
Mileage: 11-13 miles depending on exact route
Elevation: approx. 3400 feet elevation gain
Expect 8-9 hours of hiking.
Traction Aids (microspikes)
Trail Map - Catskill #142
Hiking poles (recommended)
Wicking clothing - absolutely no cotton
Headlamp + spare batteries
Food & water
Disclaimer: I am not a professional guide and you are at all times responsible for your own safety. Partaking in any outdoor activity has inherent risks and you should be aware that injuries have happened in the past. Only you are responsible for your own safety. The organizers, event host, and Other members of the meetup will not be held liable for your actions. Signing up for this meetup Indicates that you have read and understand the above conditions.