CATSKILL 3500 SERIES
KAATERSKILL HIGH PEAK
This should only be attempted by experienced winter hikers!!
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1330 feet gain
Time: 4-5 hours
Trailhead Coordinates:[masked], [masked]
Getting There: It may be helpful to set your navigation system to first bring you to Tannersville and then to put in the trailhead coordinates. If you start off with the coordinates from home, your navigator may try to bring you up Platte Clove Road, which is closed in winter.
Winter conditions may exist - be prepared! This hike will require microspikes and may require crampons and/or snow shoes. Watch for updates. ---
The DEC limits group sizes in this area to 20
THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER EVENT. WE WILL TRY TO STAY TOGETHER. STRONG HIKERS WILL BE ASKED TO MODERATE THEIR PACE WITHIN REASON, BUT VERY SLOW HIKERS SHOULD CONSIDER NOT ATTENDING. Mandatory Requirements: Each hiker must have a paper map for the appropriate trails, a working compass, a headlamp, and microspikes. Any hiker without this mandatory gear will be turned away at the trailhead. MAPS ON YOUR PHONES OR GPS DEVICES ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR PAPER MAPS. Special Gear / Requirements:
Extra Clothing & Emergency Shelter
First Aid Supplies
Fire-starters, Matches, and Dry Tinder
Knife or Tool
Winter Boots + Gaiters
Microspikes or Trail Crampons and Snow Shoes
WARNING REGARDING BUSHWHACKS: "Bushwhacks" are hikes that go off of maintained trails and through pure wilderness. Please make sure you are very confident in your ability to navigate through the woods without trails since it is very easy to get lost in these forests, especially in the summer. Map & Compass REQUIRED. GPS is also recommended, but it is not a substitute for a map & compass and the skills to use them effectively.
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.
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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.