A Taste of Devil's Path @ Indian Head Mountain Loop

Prediger Road Trail Head

Prediger Rd · Elka Park, NY

How to find us

Meet at the parking alot @ coordinates (42.134061, -74.104155)

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Details

EVENT TYPE: Outdoors
COST: TBA

DIFFICULTY: Strenuous
DISTANCES: 8.4 miles, loop
DURATION: 7 Hours

DESCRIPTION:
This hike is part of the Devil's Path. The Devil's Path is one of the most difficult and dangerous hiking paths in the world. There is a good reason why they call it the Devil's Path. The most difficult part of the path is a 30-50 foot vertical climb up a nearly shear cliff, where you will have to use small tree roots to be able to climb it. Another section has a 10 foot cliff called a "chimney". They have a tree in the middle of the chimney. You have to worm your self around the tree to ascend or descend around it. It is actually easier then it looks. But, it is challenging! There is another part of the path that walks along a shear cliff. There are scrub conifer trees on the very edge of the cliff. Some people are not even aware of the cliff. But, if you tripped and fell thru the trees, you would fall to your death. It seems that someone dies on the Devil's Path each year. Either from a fall or a heart attack. It is dangerous and difficult. No other way to describe it. You better be a skilled hiker who is in good shape. If you are scared of heights, you might not want to do this trail. I do not recommend this trail for children or animals.

CARPOOL LINK & SUGGESTED COST: $20
[Will Provide a Carpool Link Later]

ATTRACTIONS:
• View on Indian Head Mountain

http://www.nynjtc.org/files/u3080/indian%20head%20khp.JPG

• Devil's Path

• Sherman's Outlook

• Cork Screw Chimney

• Huckleberry Point

RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING:
• 2x (1 Lite of bottle water)
• Lunch
• Snacks & Fruits
• Sun Screen
• Bug Repellent

RECOMMENDED CLOTHES TO WEAR:
• Hat
• Sun Glasses
• Lightweight clothing yet warm for fall
• Hiking Boots or Shoes
• Lightweight Back Pack
• Lightweight workout pants

WEATHER:
http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:12427.1.99999

MAPS:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Prediger+Road+Trail+Head,+Prediger+Rd,+Elka+Park,+NY+12427/42.1317471,-74.1063153/42.1215586,-74.0867949/Prediger+Road+Trail+Head,+Prediger+Road,+Elka+Park,+NY+12427/@42.1238634,-74.1121812,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m21!4m20!1m10!1m1!1s0x89dda949631f3315:0x947bd0564ffed102!2m2!1d-74.1044768!2d42.1340611!3m4!1m2!1d-74.1203532!2d42.117973!3s0x89dda96a5253beff:0x1296165517bc6091!1m0!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89dda949631f3315:0x947bd0564ffed102!2m2!1d-74.1044768!2d42.1340611!3e2

REFERENCE:
http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/indian-head-mountain-loop
http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/indian-head-mt-and-twin-mt

DISCLAIMER:

http://www.meetup.com/NYCAsianMeetup/pages/Disclaimer/

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