Catskills hike on Escarpment Trail vicinity of North/South Lake Campground

  • September 8, 2013 · 10:30 AM
  • See "Directions"­ in the text below

We'll start from the Schutt Rd parking area and take the Escarpment Trail.  This trail has almost too many viewpoints to count, but the trail description mentions six.  The escarpment is the drop-off into the Kaaterskill Clove, which has been formed by the Kaaterskill Creek.  At times the Escarpment Trail gets somewhat close to the drop-off, so this is not a hike for people or pets who have great difficulties with heights.  We'll return by a different route to make a loop.  Map 40 of the NY/NJ Trail Conference's Catskill Trails map set shows this hike.  A description of the hike can be found here:
http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/catskill-escarpment-trail

Round trip distance:  4.7 miles

Elevation change:  has ups and downs, but no mountain involved

Level of hike:  intermediate

We'll hike at a relaxed pace - no one will be left behind

What to bring:  water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen

Suggested donation: $2 to help offset the subscription fee that meetup charges to organizers

Carpooling: Because getting to the trailhead is quite a long drive for those of us who live in the New Paltz area or south or east of New Paltz, I suggest we carpool from the Park and Ride lot at New Paltz, just off exit 18 of I87 (NYS Thruway).  After going through the toll booths, the Park and Ride lot is immediately on the left.  We'll meet here at 9:15Please email me if you want to meet here; if I don't hear from you I'll assume you're going directly to Schutt Rd (the trailhead) and will not wait for you.

Directions to Schutt Rd parking area (the trailhead).  Meet here at 10:30:
http://www.meetup.com/Ulster-County-NY-Outdoors/messages/boards/thread/33424942

Do not attempt to use the "map" link near the top of this listing - it will take you to New York City.

Cancellation info: If I need to cancel I'll send email the night before.

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  • CHARLIE V.

    A good hike with great views and nice people

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! What a nice group of people! Thank you Jeff for putting this meetup together.
    -Karen

    September 9, 2013

  • Jeannie

    An amazing hike, and a very nice group! Thanks Jeff for organizing!

    September 8, 2013

  • June

    Thanks, Jeff, for a great hike! So glad the weather turned gorgeous!!

    September 8, 2013

  • Kumar

    Sorry.....last minute call from work. Enjoy!

    September 8, 2013

  • jmp

    sorry...I just found out I made the acceptance list from the wait list. I didn't expect this to happen, I went hiking at length 2 day in Minn. State Park. I'm opening seat to another , enjoy the day, next time!!
    JoAnne "JMP"

    September 7, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hi Jeff, Unfortunately couldn't make it but looks like you'll have beautiful weather. Enjoy!

    September 7, 2013

  • Al S.

    I would love this but unfortunately, I am working that day. Have fun!

    September 2, 2013

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