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Winter Backpacking Catskills: Peekamoose and Table - Try out Winter backpacking!

 

Winter Catskill Backpacking

 

Peekamoose and Table

Good for all levels (with the right gear)

Slow pace

 

 

Meeting times and locations:

Saturday: Peekamoose Parking Area: 3:00PM

We will hike in about 3 miles to our camping area (good 4-season camping gear needed).

Sunday we will work our way up to the 2 peaks, then hike out to the cars.

Total Miles:

Saturday: 3 miles - 1,000 foot gain

Sunday: 5.7 miles - 1,400 foot gain

 

http://www.catskillhiker.com/table.html

 

Details:

Starting at the Parking Lot on Peekamoose road, we will follow the Blue trail past Reconnoiter Rock (we will camp in this area) and some beautiful view points 3.9 miles to Peekamoose Mountain (3843'). We will continue for approx 0.9mi further along the blue trail to Table Mountain (3847') & enjoy more beautiful views! At this point we will turn around and hike the 4.8 miles back to the car. Beautiful views from the top of Ashokan Reservoir and several views of the southwest Catskills.

The parking area is located on Peekamoose road (route 42)

County Route 42 / Peekamoose Road Parking Area MAP LINK

 

 

 

 

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  • Tim

    I have room for one. Pick up at beacon train station.

    January 23, 2014

    • Tim

      Hi chrislyn just let me know if you're not going to be at the train station so I'm not waiting. Thanks, see you later

      January 25, 2014

    • Chrislyn

      Hi Tm, thank you so much for the offer, but I just missed the train so you don't have to wait for me. I'll catch another trip.

      January 25, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Hello everyone! The clock is ticking! Please arrive on time, we only have a few hours of daylight for hiking, I do not believe there is cell service at the parking area. We will hike about 2-3 hours today and set up camp just below 3'500 feet. Tomorrow morning we will start early and bag both peaks as the sun rises over the fresh snow. Sunday looks like a great day! There is a chance for a few inches of snow today, no big deal - It will just make everything that much more impressive. My son will be with me, so we might be going a little bit slower. See you all soon!

    January 25, 2014

  • Chris B.

    I have room for 3 from the poughkeepsie train station.

    January 19, 2014

    • Ariella

      great. can I snag one of those spots?

      January 19, 2014

    • Chrislyn

      Hey Chris, are any of your spots still available?

      January 24, 2014

  • Chrislyn

    Hi Guys, I am also looking for a ride from NYC or a pickup at a Metro North train station. Of course I will help pay for gas.

    January 24, 2014

  • Christopher R.

    I only have marmot pulsar 2p tent. Will this work in these conditions with 10F bag?

    January 24, 2014

  • Ariella

    Had to back out to focus on work. Have fun and stay warm!!!

    January 23, 2014

  • Chris B.

    I have lot's of open spots waiting list! WHO'S IN?!?!?

    January 23, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Hello waiting list: I can take a couple off the waiting list.. WHO WANTS IN??? Post a comment!

    January 22, 2014

    • Anna R

      He Chris, do you know if roads are drivable for non four wheel drive car near this trail?

      January 22, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Hello! The roads are clear and drivable.

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • Dorothy

    is this a *signature* HVH "intro to backpacking" trip? :D

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Dave K.

    Very sorry to drop out less than 72 hours out... Realtor wants my Saturday. 3 SPOTS OPEN!

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to bail out but I came to my senses regarding monetary expenditures on gear and I just can't at the moment. Good luck all!

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    tons of fresh snow (i wanted to bring pup!) and sub-zero temps got me bailing. i know you were all so excited to meet me.

    January 21, 2014

  • Dave K.

    This snow has me excited!
    I have a 4 season tent that works well for 2 or 3 people if people want to share (and help carry it).
    Also, I have a seat in the truck coming from JerseyCity (near PATH).
    Please contact me directly.

    January 21, 2014

  • Anna R

    I have room for one from Brooklyn please email directly.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone know how much snow is there and/or how much is expected by Saturday?

    January 19, 2014

    • Chris B.

      No additional snow is forecasted. Right now there is 5-10 inches of hard packed / icy snow cover above 3,400 feet. Conditions will warrant microspikes, i might even carry crampons for fun.

      January 19, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Full update email will be sent Wednesday. It does not look like there will be much snow, I am hiking in the area Tuesday and will report back. :)

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking for a ride from NYC also and of course will not be a free-loading douche. Also wondering if anyone is sharing equipment. Two person, 3/4 season tent over here.

    January 19, 2014

  • Ariella

    just got on the list...would like a ride share from NYC. I am willing to travel to NJ or up...Will chip in for gas, tolls and whatnot.

    January 19, 2014

  • Anna R

    Chris, any ideas if we will need snowshoes?
    Anyone bringing winter stove?

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to discuss gear with someone, since I am new to winter hiking. Anyone here willing to give some guidance? Thanks!

    September 24, 2013

    • Amy

      I also suggest REI: http://www.rei.com/le...­. They have some decent intro videos and also hold classes. I took their winter backpacking one last year and it was good (and free).

      November 3, 2013

    • Anna R

      Don't bring camel back, the tube most likely will get frozen and you will end up caring an ice. (Depends on the weather ofcourse) It is better to carry bottles and put them in a sock. Also only winter stove will work well, the rest will take long time.

      January 7, 2014

  • Amy

    Folks, how necessary is a 4 season tent for a trip like this? I have a solid 3 season tent and would prefer not to have to spend the $$. Basically are we talking high gust winds? Or is the main concern the cold ground? Thanks!

    November 3, 2013

    • Chris B.

      Most decent 3 season tents would be fine in the Catskills, wind will not be an issue. If the weather warrants anything else I will update prior to the event. :)

      November 3, 2013

    • Amy

      Thanks Chris - on waitlist but I'm definitely in sans any apocalyptic events occurring in the new year. :)

      November 3, 2013

  • tova

    Monica please let me know everything you find out. I am in the same position as you. thanks

    September 24, 2013

  • Ilham

    Excited about backpacking

    September 24, 2013

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