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

  • May 18, 2014 · 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.

Liability Waiver: By signing up for and participating in this event you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the liability waiver at this address:  http://files.meetup.com/4354912/Liability_Waiver.pdf

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  • Peg

    looking forward to joining some hikes and meeting new people~ however I def. have trouble with heights so I'll skip this one~ hope to catch the next~ enjoy the day tomorrow~

    May 17, 2014

  • Laura

    Sorry, I now have to go into the city tomorrow So I can't make this hike.

    May 17, 2014

  • jmp

    I signed up but realized its mother day weekend. So I chaNged response to no. Joanne enjoy hope it is good weather

    April 24, 2014

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