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Cat 35s - Plateau & Sugarloaf

  • 2 days ago · 10:00 AM
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Plateau and Sugarloaf are on the Catskill 3500 List.

5.4 Miles  /   3100'


Minimum Overall Pace:  ~1.2 mph (Includes Breaks)
Off the trail by 2:00 pm.

MAXimum Overall Pace:  ~2 mph (Not A Race.  Stay together.)

Points and Tracks


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Important Notes:

We will meet at the Mink Hollow Trailhead parking lot.
Coordinates: [masked], [masked]




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Route:

We will hike to the top of the col, regroup, and hike Plateau first.  Then back the way we came, and over the col to Sugarloaf.  Back the way we came to the cars.


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Additional Notes:

As always, GPS with the points below, maps, and tracks is recommended, and map/compass/headlamp required.

Bring more than enough cloths, food and water.

Please do not show up without an RSVP or contacting a host.



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Navigation
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Unless you are super-confident in your ability to navigate the area without it, please export/import these items into your phone or GPS:

Tracks and Points

Recommended GPS:  Garmin 64st
Recommended Phone App:  BackCountry Navigator



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Waivers and Stuff
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If you join this event you are responsible for yourself in all regards; including but not limited to the following. You must be prepared to navigate yourself to your objectives and back to your vehicle. Which means being familiar with the route prior to arrival, and bringing whatever navigation aids necessary. You must know the mileage / elevation gain / terrain / planned pace, and be familiar with your ability to traverse them, and what gear is recommended for yourself given the conditions. Unless the meetup is labeled as "Beginner", it is your responsibility to gauge your ability to keep up with the group and get to the vehicles within a time-frame as to not cause alarm; this may mean that you may not meet all of your objectives. Your first objective is always to get back to the vehicles safely, and let the rest of the group get on with their trip, so keep track of the time, turn around if you need to, and try to let people know if you think you might disappear. There will be no gear-check, but extra food, extra water, rain layers, headlamp, lighter, compass, and whistle, should be things that you are very rarely without. Most people are unfamiliar with how quickly rain on a previously 90 degree day can become a survival situation, so it warrants saying that, if there is any chance of rain, you need raingear.

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  • erika

    nice seeing y'all!

    2 · Yesterday

  • Saurabh H.

    Will snowshoes be necessary or microspikes would be sufficient?

    4 days ago

    • Saurabh H.

      I will be taking i95n into i80 then to rt17, any place on 17 seems good. I don't know the area well so you can suggest some place. I should be there around 745am

      3 days ago

    • Raj 🚶.

      How about Hotel Sheraton of Route 17 in Mahway, below are the coordinates
      [masked],[masked]

      Here is my cell:[masked]

      Please confirm so I'll be there.

      3 days ago

  • Dave K.

    Hey Dave! Sorry your Devil's Path got canceled.

    4 days ago

    • Dave

      Thanks, just the cards Nature dealt. Not going to stop me from W35. Like a fall from one deck of Hurricane Cliffs, if it doesn't kill you, get up and keep at it! ;-)

      1 · 4 days ago

  • Jeff N.

    Anyone passing through the middletown area? What about new paltz?

    4 days ago

  • Jess

    Dave, are you working on the winter 35s?

    February 17

    • Dave K.

      Wittenberg to Peekamouse. 8 Peaks. I'm thinking about making it two 10 mile days.

      February 17

    • Jana

      Is anyone coming from NYC and willing to carpool? Thanks!

      February 19

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