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Catskill Winter 3500 Series - Doubletop Mountain - BUSHWHACK

Doubletop Mountain *BUSHWHACK*
Saturday 2/1 - 10:30 am
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6 miles, 1900 feet rise, 4 hours - Map 142
Winter conditions may exist - be prepared!
Seager Parking - BE EARLY
Leave no Trace

Be prepared for winter conditions and with boot traction (microspikes/snowshoes/crampons TBD). 

Route Map:

The famous "Bear Sign" marking the start of the bushwhack:

Keith rocks the Doubletop canister (he's happy about it, I promise):

WARNING REGARDING BUSHWHACKS: "Bushwhacks" are hikes that go off of maintained trails and through pure wilderness.  Please make sure you are very confident in your ability to navigate through the woods without trails since it is very easy to get lost in these forests, especially in the summer.  Map & Compass REQUIRED. GPS is also recommended, but it is not a substitute for a map & compass and the skills to use them effectively. 


The DEC limits group size in the Catskills to 20.


NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

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  • Daniel Y.

    Nice bushwhack up the mountain. The slip and slides on the way down was great!

    February 1, 2014

  • Raj 🚶.

    Brent, thanks for organizing and leading hike.... Daniel thanks for driving and all hikers thanks for awesome company ....

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Brent H.

    Brios for the traditional after-hike refreshments. I'll be at the Colonial Inn buffet later for dinner.

    January 31, 2014

  • Raj 🚶.

    Forecast for Sat, 5 in of snow...

    January 30, 2014

    • Kim

      It looks like precipitation will start in the afternoon and continue overnight into Sunday. It should mainly be light, maybe a couple of inches total but that would be by midday Sunday. That's how it looks right now anyway.

      2 · January 30, 2014

    • Dorothy

      should be so pretty with a few snowflakes

      2 · January 31, 2014

  • Kavita

    Any one driving from NYC or NJ (Hoboken /Jersey City). I will share gas & toll

    January 29, 2014

  • alicia

    Slight chance I will have to back out, Brent. Colleagues are taking me out for farewell drinks, so I am anticipating a nasty hangover.. (sad face)

    January 28, 2014

    • Brent H.

      Sad but I'm happy for your new job. Have fun. Call early if you need bail money.

      January 29, 2014

    • alicia

      You know me too well..

      January 29, 2014

  • Daniel Y.

    I'll be driving from Staten Island if anyone needs a ride along the way.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Brent H.

    I'm driving from Englewood NJ with room in my truck. I plan to stay overnight, hike Balsam and Eagle on Sunday and return in time for football on Sunday evening. Go Broncos! Please message me through my profile if you want to share a ride and/or room. Hoping to get into the Colonial Inn.

    January 26, 2014

    • Alba Nidia L.

      Have fun at the Colonial Inn !! Love that place

      January 27, 2014

  • Tara

    Hiya! Is there any chance I could grab a ride from someone from Hoboken/Jersey City/downtown NYC?

    January 26, 2014

  • Keith

    I feel obligated to go on this hike simply to get a better picture of me on Doubletop's summit . . . I look like death warmed over, cooled off, tasered and then warmed over again in that photo. Did I post that photo after we did Doubletop in November?

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • A.(Toni)Aurora

      Jajaja I'm pissing in my pants
      Sorry Keith that picture was for the
      Canister You photobommmmbed it,
      The canister was pisssseed !!!!

      1 · January 22, 2014

    • Keith

      "Actually, the tree the canister is attached to looks worse. What did you do to it Keith?" - Let's just say that it was completely consensual and leave it at that.

      January 22, 2014

  • Raj 🚶.

    How about whacking Doubletop to Graham??

    January 21, 2014

    • Keith

      That sounds naughty. {giggle}

      1 · January 21, 2014

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