Balsam & Eagle Hike | Saturday, February 10, 8 am

IMG_2066Snowshoe hike to two 3500 peaks, Balsam & Eagle, at a slow to moderate pace. There will be a nice view from the approach to Balsam Mountain. For those working on the Catskill All Trails Challenge, this hike will complete the Seager – Big Indian trail, and the Mine Hollow trail; and will cover part of the Pine Hill – West Branch trail, and a very small part of the Oliverea – Mapledale trail.

Event Duration: 8.6 miles, 7 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s):  Marv Freedman

Bring: Lunch, snacks, 2 liters water/sports drink, warm boots, traction devices, snowshoes, hiking poles, extra clothing layer.

Registration required by February 3.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  Yes, only with permission of event leader

Additional Information: This is a through hike. From the meeting point (which is easy to find and has cell service) we’ll drive to the Seager parking area, at the end of Dry Brook Rd, and leave cars where we’ll finish the hike. Then we’ll drive to the parking area at the end of Rider Hollow Rd to start the hike.

Note: Waterproof boots and/or gaiters are recommended. This hike requires several stream crossings. High water may cause a change in the plans.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  marvfreedman@gmail.com

Driving Directions:   Parking area across from the Highmount Post office, on Galli Curci Rd, just off of Rt 28. Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/mEB5QqTf8vF2  

GPS coordinates  42.146891,-74.494837  

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