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Welcome to EverWanderWhy! This is a group dedicated to endurance sports, the outdoors, and a healthy life. There will be a focus on long distance endurance events including ones led by me and races or events hosted by others that I'm joining.

Upcoming events (4)

Winter Devil’s Path Traverse [NEU8] - Hike - 24+ Miles - 9000+ Feet Gain

Spruceton Road Trailhead

DP needs no introduction. 24.2 miles, 9k gain.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Path_(hiking_trail)

WINTER TRACTION devices REQUIRED - macro-spikes and snowshoes !
Light weight ice axe and poles recommended.

Pack extra food/water, warm clothing, headlamp with extra batteries. Load GPS route (map & compass etc) and know how to use it.

Meet: 4:30 am at west end and car pool/shuttle to east side Prediger Road trailhead.

Hike: starts at 5 am or earlier. You should be FIT and experienced to navigate the trail on your own when necessary. No one would have to wait for slower hikers. THERE IS NO SWEEP.

***** If you plan to do only the eastern half, please message me. There will likely be people only doing the eastern half and we just need to figure out your carpooling separately. *****

-----DETAILS-----

Catskills - Devil's Path
distance: 24.4 mi (based on 2018 NY/NJ Trail Conference Map)
time: 15:33:57 (estimated for average hiker)
min/max elev.: 1810'/3894'
elev. gain/loss: 8749'/-8994'

Catskills - Devil's Path Extended
distance: 28.7 mi (based on 2018 NY/NJ Trail Conference Map)
time: 17:43:01 (estimated for average hiker)
min/max elev.: 1810'/4041'
elev. gain/loss: 9531'/-9776'

-----PEAKS-----

Normal Version crosses 5 peaks, 4 east and 1 west:
1) Indian Head Mountain
2) Twin Mountain
3) Sugarloaf Mountain
4) Plateau Mountain
5) West Kill Mountain

Extended Version adds two peaks in the western half:
6) Hunter Mountain
7) Southwest Hunter Mountain

-----ROUTE-----

-GPX-
Normal: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhnjAWh282JZhMsk8aRXUVdFdAGxWg?e=wdZV8u
Extended: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhnjAWh282JZhMsj-tqaZYTS4sC5XA?e=UwPRaq

-KML-
Normal: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhnjAWh282JZhMt__AdU2LP0oU7psQ?e=gBAzeD
Extended: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhnjAWh282JZhMwAfgdUpVRJRAXdOw?e=lwtYMh

-GOOGLE MAPS-
Normal: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1yuaCeocjUtJhNy01oZstGT9aaSTv_tH1&usp=sharing
Extended: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1WqgbT5SFPOHebLFR8PL4xOVtJXESlisK&usp=sharing

-KOMOOT-
Normal: https://www.komoot.com/tour/351417000?ref=wtd
Extended: https://www.komoot.com/tour/197157679?ref=wtd

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You agree when you sign up for this event, or any other event from this group, that you have read and understood the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

Winter Presidential Traverse (w/o $1300 fee)

AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch

The Presidential Traverse is a strenuous hike covering over 20 miles of challenging, rocky terrain gaining about 9,000 feet of elevation. It is known for harsh and unpredictable weather with extremely high winds.

THIS HIKE IS FOR STRONG AND EXPERIENCED WINTER HIKERS ONLY. MIN. 2 HIKERS. IF BAD WEATHER...RESCHEDULE.

We will do a one-day traverse from N to S starting at the Appalachia trailhead and taking the Valley Way Trail to the Watson Path straight to Mt Madison. We descend on the Gulfside trail to the Madison Spring Hut. We then proceed on the Gulfside Trail to the Airline trail to the top of Mount Adams. The descent is on Lowe's and Israel Ridge Paths back to the Gulfside trail to Mount Jefferson Loop to Mt Jefferson. Then the Loop will bring us down back to Gulfside. After a while we will see a sign for Mt Clay. If we decide to do this one, we will take the Mt Clay Loop straight to Clay and descend back to the Gulfside. If we decide to skip Clay, we stay on Gulfside, which will intersect the Jewell trail (bailout option). After this, it is straight to Mt Washington. We descend via the Crawford Path to the Lake of the Clouds Hut. Shortly after, we reach the Mt Monroe Loop which takes as to Mt Monroe. We descend back to the Gulfside. Further ahead it's the short climb to Mt Franklin, which is easy to miss, since there are no signs for it. After the descent, we stay on Crawford to the Eisenhower Loop and Mt Eisenhower. Back on the Crawford Path, we reach the spur for Mt Pierce to the left. This is the Cliff-Webster trail that takes us to Mt Pierce. Here we have the choice of retracing to the Crawford Path and down to the Crawford Notch and the end of our journey, or staying on the Cliff-Webster trail for Mt Jackson. If we continue, the trail will take us to the Mizpah Spring Hut and Mt Jackson further ahead. The descent is on the Webster-Jackson Trail to Rt 302. The AMC Highland Center (Crawford Notch) is to the right, ~0.4 m North on Rt 302.

We will meet at 4:45 am by the Highland Center (GPS:[masked], [masked]) and we will leave at 5 and car shuttle to the start at Appalachia at around 5:45 am. We will head out by 6AM.

10 Peaks in north to south order:
Mt. Madison
Mt. Adams
Mt. Jefferson
Mt. Clay (optional; not on 48 list)
Mt. Washington
Mt. Monroe
Mt. Franklin (optional; not on 48 list)
Mt. Eisenhower
Mt. Pierce
Mt. Jackson (optional)

GPX tracks:
https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/7df296de-7065-4d61-a186-2b82f4e9a63a/

These tracks exclude Clay, Franklin and Jackson.

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You agree when you sign up for this event, or any other event from this group, that you have read and understood the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

Winter Catskill day hike - 14.5 mi, ~5k gain

Big Hollow Road Parking Area / Trailhead

From Big Hollow Road Parking Area / Trailhead to around windham/blackhead range area for over 14 miles, and about 5000 ft elevation gain. Eat/drink optional afterward.

GPS route:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16tFU4yUDbyR8I353OxmDUFP7WbigTnrG/view?usp=sharing

2.5+ mph moving average speed typical and trying to stay as a group. THIS IS NOT for BEGINNERS. Strong physical and mental strength highly DESIRABLE.

Microspikes and/or snowshoes are REQUIRED.

Recommended pack items: plenty food and water and warm clothing for winter; headlamp; GPS app with loaded route w extra batteries;

START:

6:00AM sharp
Big Hollow Road Parking Area / Trailhead
GPS:[masked], [masked]

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You agree when you sign up for this event, or any other event from this group, that you have read and understood the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

7 Summits loop Day Hike Rewind - 27.5 mi/7500 ft gain

Timp Torne Trailhead

This is a BEAUTIFUL route in Bear Mountain NY for selected few outdoor adventurers. Known as east of pemi loop. May postpone/reschedule for heavy rain/snow.

Not for beginner. NO SWEEP. Must be fit and experienced to find your way in/out mountains safely on your own.

This route summits 7 mountains in Bear Mountain State Park - The Timp, West Mountain, Popolopen-Tourne, Anthony's Nose, Bear Mountain, Bald Mountain and Dunderberg Mountain.

This loop starts and finishes at the small gravel lot on 9W; use these coordinates for parking[masked], [masked] The loop is described clockwise (may be complete either direction).

More info:
https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=81047

Recommended pack items: plenty food and water (water filter helpful); headlamp; GPS app with loaded route; warm cloth/RAIN gears (depends on weather)

START:

6:00AM sharp
Small gravel lot on 9W
GPS:[masked], [masked]

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You agree when you sign up for this event, or any other event from this group, that you have read and understood the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

Past events (51)

Frozen Snot PA day hike - 10.6 mi, ~6k gain

Zindel park

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