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Catskill 3500's - Fir & Big Indian with option for South Doubletop - ~12.5 mi.

Contact: Mike Clancy[masked]

The hike: You must have experience with other similar winter hikes. This hike involves bushwhacking. From the Biscuit Brook trailhead, we'll head up the Blue trail for about 2.5 miles. We'll then bushwhack to the right to summit Fir Mtn. Then head to Big Indian via bushwhack along the Catskill Divide. After reaching Blue again, we'll bushwhack over to South Doubletop (time and conditions permitting) and then return to Blue. Blue back down to cars.

Difficulty: Winter conditions; bushwhacking
Pace: moderate
Total distance: ~10.3 miles for Fir and Big Indian; ~12.5 if SDT included.
Elevation Gain: approx. 2700 ft.
Gear: Snowshoes; Microspikes and/or crampons; cold-weather clothing; rain gear; water; snacks; headlamp; GPS: map; compass

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NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand 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 a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.
Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

Kensico Oh Dam It's Friday Sunset Hike/Trail Run

Kensico Dam Plaza

Join me for several walks/jogs/runs up and down the Kensico Dam, followed by a sunset view from the top. Let's see how many 0.8 mile 130' elevation gain loops you can squeeze in before sunset. Also feel free to just trek up and down one set of stairs, or a combination of that and the loop. Sometimes we'll be together, other times we'll be separate, so do what feels right for you and your fitness goals. Afterwards, it's a quick trip down the steps back to the parking lot.

Weekly start times will shift with the sunset time which I will post below. Bad weather may cancel as the steps can get slippery. We will stay warm in our cars until the start time, and then meet at the base of the western steps near the playground. If you are running late, catch us on the loop or at the sunset spot near the eastern end of the dam.

***I'm usually wearing a red backpack if you're trying to find us***

Sunset Time - 5:42 PM

Location - https://goo.gl/maps/mA1cpcTYtc8L6nZy5

********** HUDSON VALLEY HIKER LEGAL DISCLAIMER & WAIVER OF LIABILITY You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand 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. The Hudson Valley Hikers Club does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers. This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers and Assistant Organizers of this group are just that, we organize the events and hike together as friends. There are no leaders on these hikes, you are your own leader - This is YOUR hike

The Serpentine: Hike two of the steepest trails in the Catskills!

THE SERPENTINE! EXPERIENCED WINTER CATSKILL HIKERS ONLY!!! This S-shaped hike will test your abilities on very steep terrain.

YOU MUST BRING NYNJTC MAP 141, A WORKING HEADLAMP AND MICROSPIKES + SNOWSHOES.

There is a short car shuttle involved (4 miles). Do not sign up if you are uncomfortable with that.

Hunter is the only high peak we will be doing. We will not be adding a mile to do Plateau.

RSVP Note: All RSVPs go directly to the waiting list. Only people I can be sure are capable of handling the terrain and keeping up with my typical snowshoe pace will be let on.

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Moderate Pace (not slow) - NOT FOR BEGINNERS *** You should be regularly hiking up mountains and should have recent experience hiking Catskill High Peaks or their equivalent to do this. You should have previously (and recently) completed hikes of equivalent mileage and elevation gain to this hike to do this. You should be getting regular, strenuous cardio exercise to do this. ***

Please check the estimated mileage and elevation gain on this before RSVPing - and please read the description IN ITS ENTIRETY.

Hike Snapshot:

Total Mileage: approximately 13 miles
Total Elevation Gain: approximately 4000 feet
Estimated Hike Time: approximately 7 hours, including breaks

After shuttling cars, we will start the hike at the Becker Hollow Trailhead, where we ascend 2200' in 2 miles and then proceed to the Hunter Fire Tower. After the Hunter fire tower, we will hike along the yellow trail south to the junction with the Devil's Path. We then follow the Devil's Path down towards route 214, cross the road and ascend 1550' in 1.3. miles to Orchard Point.

From Orchard Point, we follow the DP eastwards for 1.7 miles and 250' elevation gain until we reach the junction with the Long Path. At this point we will turn south-east along the Long Path down the steep shoulder of Plateau Mountain, finishing off at Silver Hollow Notch before shuttling back.

***** Everyone must come prepared to be responsible for themselves *****

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NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand 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 a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

Catskills 3500 WINTER SERIES : Friday Mtn. and Balsam Cap bushwhack

Friday / Balsam Cap Parking Lot

The Hike: Hike will start at 8:00am from the small parking area at the end of Moonhaw Road. We will hike up to Friday Mtn. via some herd paths. Then we will hike to Balsam Cap. We will then retrace our steps back to the herd path that we initially hiked up. This hike has some steep areas, cliffs and ledges and lots of Balsam trees. Eye protection is suggested. Distance: approximately 7 miles Estimated hiking time: Approx 5 - 5.5 hours Elevation gain: Approx. 3,000 feet Gear: Clothing for changing temps.; map, compass, water, lunch, headlamp http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.977422,-74.321694&hl=en&sll=41.975349,-74.332852&sspn=0.020355,0.043516&vpsrc=0&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&t=p&z=15) NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand 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 a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

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