We will summit 4 Catskill High Peaks, including two of the most remote bushwhacks.
Megumi Kinoshita: Single Season Winter 35er
Alicia Devero: Winter 35er
Greg Longin: Regular 35er
Jason Taormina: Regular 35er
This hike will be long and strenuous and involve difficult navigation. Although we will try to stay together, everyone should be comfortable navigating on their own!
Everyone should be prepared to stick together, regardless of how slow we're moving. If this means you need to carry more layers than you usually do to keep warm, please do so. If you normally rely on constant motion to keep warm on a hike, you should rethink your layering system.
** BE SURE TO READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS HIKE **
**BE PREPARED FOR WINTER CONDITIONS**
**ALL HIKERS MUST HAVE A MAP, COMPASS, HEADLAMP, AND APPROPRIATE WINTER HIKING CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT**
**WE WILL STAY TOGETHER FOR THE ENTIRE BUSHWHACK PORTION OF THIS HIKE. ONCE WE'RE BACK ON TRAIL, ITS OK TO SPLIT UP. STAYING TOGETHER DOESN'T MEAN SLOW PEOPLE HIKING FASTER THAN THEY CAN - IT MEANS FAST PEOPLE HIKING SLOWER THAN THEY CAN.***
Distance: 12.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 3100 ft
Duration: ~10.5 Hours
Trailhead:[masked], [masked] (Denning Rd. Trailhead)
Order: Lone, Rocky, Peekamoose, Table
Rain Date: March 17th. Please Keep Open!
The first two peaks (Lone and Rocky) will require bushwacking.
Know the route. Plan as if you'll be hiking alone. We will stay together as a group, no matter what, until we're done bushwacking. At the third peak, Peekamoose, we'll get back on a trail and then we may wind up getting split into smaller groups. You must have a headlamp. You must also have either spare batteries or a spare, backup headlamp
Map : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxhlmOmzX7P3Q0dKTUlpV2ExWms
Map with route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxhlmOmzX7P3U3pobjlMZk1HdEE
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
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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