Total Mileage: ~5.2
Elevation Gain: ~1500
Pace/Time: ~1.5 mph /~ 5 hours, including breaks. Not a race!!!!
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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 cardio exercise to do this. BE EARLY!!!
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Plateau - 3840' - #12 of Catskills 3500. On the Devil's Path which a is very rugged trail with steep up's & downs.
Be early -- Car shuttle leaves at 9 a.m. SHARP!! Cell phone coverage at parking area is unreliable.
Special Gear / Requirements: Sturdy hiking boots. Warm and cool weather wicking clothing (avoid cotton!), food/water as you feel is appropriate, first aid, insulating layer and rain gear (just in case), trail conference map #141 & compass. PDF app on cell phone, with NYNJTC entire Catkills map is excellent - works with GPS in airplane mode, so doesn't drain battery. Hiking poles can be of great assistance.
Route Description: After the car shuttle to the Devil's Tombstone day parking area by Notch Lake, we head east on the Devil's Path up a very steep 1500' climb in 1.3 miles to the ridge of Plateau, where there is a great view from Orchard Point. After hiking the ridge line, over the summit of Plateau, we get a steep downhill to the col at Mink Hollow. From there it's about .6 miles do the parking area where we spotted cars.
Group Size: The DEC limits group sizes in the Catskills to 20.
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