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Catskills Devil's Path: East to West 2-Day Hiking Weekend (24 Miles - Strenuous)

  • 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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  • Glenn

    Thank you all for coming out and making this killer hike. We had a great group which helped us keep going and make it a fun hike. Enjoyed the campfire stories and beer. Finally got to meet several members I've only seen faces of online. I look forward to seeing everyone again. Also thanks for everyone helping out with shuttling cars around.

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Gregory S.

    Thanks Glenn for organizing and bringing together such a fun bunch of great hikers. I think we were all questioning our sanity on the final climb up Plateau Mountain but it was so worth the effort! Great workout, weather, views, and conversation! I made some new friends that I know I will hike with again!

    3 · June 16, 2014

  • AliciaDevero

    Glenn thank you for organizing this killer hike :-) and making it public that your car doesn't like me :-) I had a great time, bonding with all participants on the first night under the leaking tent was priceless :-) and I am looking forward to seeing you all again ... Have a fabulous summer!

    2 · June 16, 2014

  • Thomas. A.

    Great hike great bunch of people do it all over again

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Janet

    Glen, thanks for organizing, this trip was a lot of fun.

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Hyman

    Was awesome to meet everyone. Thanks Glenn for a meticulous organization. Thanks everyone for making the Devil's path so much fun :)

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Matt

    Not making it. Small chance I'll be there later today.

    June 14, 2014

  • Angela B.

    Guys, I am really sorry but I ate some thing that is making me very sick...The camping site is paid for 3 nights...So have fun...

    June 13, 2014

  • Hyman

    I'm also driving up in the morning guys. I couldn't get early off work. Will meet you at the trailhead at 7.45. If I'm correct you're hiking at 8am

    June 13, 2014

  • Gregory S.

    Anyone want to meetup for dinner Friday night either at Brios in Phoencia or The Last Chance in Tannersville?

    June 13, 2014

    • Angela B.

      You both should go up together...

      1 · June 13, 2014

    • Thomas. A.

      Oh boy

      June 13, 2014

  • Thomas. A.

    Coming up tonight but if this rain keeps up I'll be sleeping in my truck

    June 13, 2014

    • Thomas. A.

      Just bought two tarps.

      1 · June 13, 2014

    • Thomas. A.

      Will be coming up tonight.

      1 · June 13, 2014

  • Glenn

    So here is the site lineup. This is just for site check-in. When the site owners show up the rangers want names for the site. Cara or anyone else that decides last minute to join us can be added to any site. I should arrive by 7pm.

    Glenn
    Alicia
    +1
    Matt
    Alex

    Angela
    Janet
    Gregory
    Tom

    Sheripha
    Hyman
    Megan
    Paul
    Fage

    June 12, 2014

    • Hyman

      Sheripha, megan, paul, fage. Are you all definitely coming?. I have a small tent I'll bring but we're restricted to two tents per site so jist wondering if anyone has a big tent for 2 or 3 people

      June 12, 2014

    • Glenn

      I have a tent for this site that fits 4 so with your tent the site is covered. I know Sheripha is coming but have not heard from others.

      June 13, 2014

  • Gregory S.

    Angela and I are driving up Friday late morning. I'll be picking Angela up in NYC near the GWB. If anyone has off Friday and wants to get an early start let me know. Room for at least one more possible two.

    June 10, 2014

    • Gregory S.

      We can do something. My initial idea was get to the campground and setup camp but we can certainly do a modest hike. I'll look at the trail maps for the area.

      June 11, 2014

    • Hyman

      Hey Gregory. Unfortunately, it looks like I'll be arriving some time between 5-7pm now

      June 12, 2014

  • Glenn

    We have three more spots available on the camp sites so if anyone on the waiting list wants to join us let me know.
    Weather for Saturday and Sunday is looking good with highs in the low 70s. Friday looks like rain but hopefully it will stop enough for us to setup camp at night. Trail is most likely going to be wet, muddy and slippery in places.

    June 11, 2014

    • Thomas. A.

      You should come

      June 12, 2014

    • Glenn

      You can call or text me about any questions you have. My number is listed at the top.

      June 12, 2014

  • Tim

    Unfortunatley I now have to back out. I'll transfer the site that I reserved into someone else's name. Work just took over my Saturday. I'll miss the journey!

    June 9, 2014

    • Glenn

      Tim I sent you the info on who to transfer the site to. Let me know if you have an issues with it. Sorry you can't make it.

      June 10, 2014

  • Hyman

    I'll be driving from central NJ. Anyone would like to car pool? Also how's the tent situation?

    May 29, 2014

    • Hyman

      Thanks Angela for letting me know. I was wondering when are you starting the hike on Saturday. I might drive there early morning and camp that night.

      June 9, 2014

    • Glenn

      We should be at the Prediger Trail Head Road by 7:30-8:00. Its a 18 minute ride from the campground. Start hiking by 8am. Hike should take 7-8 hours.

      June 9, 2014

  • Matt

    This will be a great time...definitely a solid and fun group!

    2 · January 31, 2014

    • Matt

      No one signed up so far is allowed to cancel. :)

      2 · January 31, 2014

    • Thomas. A.

      It depends.

      1 · June 4, 2014

  • Cepaфин

    I've recently completed these four peaks in one day and I am removing my name so that someone from the wait list can attend. Have fun peak bagging.

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • Monika with a K

    Sounds amazing.. on the waitlist

    June 1, 2014

  • Intaba L.

    Urgh. I'm 13th on the waitlist. Will anybody be offering this hike again?

    May 31, 2014

  • Glenn

    For those that RSVPed for this hike, please update your RSVP if you can't make it. There are a lot waiting and right now we are full at the campground. We have three sites booked by Tim, Angela & I. We are allowed 2 tents per site and 6 people per site. I will bring my 6 person and 10 person tents to put on two of the sites. Expect to be sharing tents. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply) so carpool if you can. Also Devil's Tombstone has no showers. We will have to drive over to North South Lake campground to take a shower.

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • Glenn

    I just booked site #13 which will fit 2 tents & 6 people. I tried to book a second site like #14 but the website only allows one booking per account for the same dates. I recommend some else book 1 more site like #14 so we are near each other. My site cost $51 so with 6 people on it the share is $8.50 per. If you live in NY you can book for $41. If you want your own site you can do that to but I recommend booking soon since this campground fills up fast and only has 24 sites.

    January 8, 2014

    • Tim

      Book it! :)

      April 3, 2014

    • A. J.

      Angela, I'm in if you still have a spot (and I get off the wait).

      May 14, 2014

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