Jun 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Two day hike across the 24 miles of the Devils Path for a total elevation gain of 9000ft. Staying at Devils Tombstone Campground.
Arrive Friday night at Devil's Tombstone State Campground. Get an early start Saturday by driving out to Prediger Road Trailhead to start the eastern section. As we hike 13 miles back to the campground we will go over the four major summits of Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf & Plateau. All of them being 3,500+ft. Arrive at Devils Tombstone for rest and relaxation.
Duration: 7 hours
You can read about the Eastern Section here: http://cnyhiking.com/DevilsPathEasternSection.htm
Sunday morning start the western section. This section is a little bit less popular for day hikes since it does not offer easy access and less of the rocky, steep terrain found to the east. It goes over the summit of West Kill mountain (3880ft). If time allows we can do the Yellow trail to summit Hunter mountain.
You can read about the Western Section here: http://cnyhiking.com/DevilsPathWesternSection.htm
This is a very STRENUOUS and challenging hike. Not a beginners hike. There will be no sweep. Bring hiking poles, you will need them!
You will need to hike at your comfortable pace, which means we might split into smaller groups, you must be prepared to finish or bailout alone, so bring a map and enough high caloric food and water. There are several bailout points but you would be responsible for getting back to camp and/or cars.
Devil's Tombstone is one of the oldest campgrounds in the Catskill Forest Preserve. The campground's wooded sites have picnic tables and fireplaces. Water spigots are available. Showers are available at North-South Lake, nine miles away. 6 people are allowed per site.
Starting Point https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.13429,-74.104028&num=1&t=m&z=16
Book a campsite at: http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/devils-tombstone-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=27
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You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review maps and trail features carefully.