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Hike to Vernooy Kill Falls in the Catskills

  • Jan 31, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Distance is 3.6 miles round trip

No mountains involved, but hike is steadily uphill on the way to the falls.

Hike will be led at a relaxed pace - no one will be left behind.

Vernooy Kill Falls is at the end of the hike. The falls drop about 60 feet over Catskill shale ledges in a series of cascades! Some of the ledges impound significant-sized pools. The last time I was here in winter there was a frozen falls, with the water running beneath the ice - beautiful.  The hike takes us through forest with quite a variety of trees: white pine; hemlock; chestnut, red and black oak; red, sugar, and striped maple; yellow birch; and mountain laurel.

Traction devices for your boots, such as Microspikes or Stabilicers, are MANDATORY.  We must always be prepared for icy trails at this time of year.

What to bring: water, lunch, Microspikes or Stabilicers, layered clothing

Directions to trailhead:
http://www.meetup.com/MHV-Mid-Week-Outdoors-for-Age-55/messages/boards/thread/30625422
Look for a green Honda Civic with roof rack - plate# BED9871

Liability Waiver: By signing up for and participating in this event you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the liability waiver at this address:
http://files.meetup.com/4354912/Liability_Waiver.pdf

Cancellation info: If I need to cancel, I'll email the "Yes" folks the evening before the hike.

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