Blackhead Range from Colgate Lake to Barnum Rd. | Saturday, February 2, 8 AM

Blackhead range winterWe’ll hike (or snowshoe) the Blackhead Range, starting at Colgate Lake and finishing at Barnum Rd. We’ll summit three 3500+ foot peaks: Thomas Cole, Black Dome and Blackhead. By starting at Colgate Lake we’ll get that trail to the Escarpment Trail plus the Escarpment section that crosses Arizona Mountain, a 3400′ peak. Perfect for All Trails Challenge hikers and 3500 Club hikers.

A car shuttle is required. To avoid getting cold, we’ll maintain a steady, moderately quick pace with brief breaks. There will be no long lunch break. Because of the early sunset, headlamps are required. Snowshoes and/or traction aids may be required based on expected conditions.

Event Duration: 12 miles, 10 hours

Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Leader(s): Marv Freedman

Bring: Winter hiking boots, hiking poles with snow baskets, snowshoes, traction aids, water, snacks, extra clothing layer, headlamp with extra batteries

Registration required by 1/28/19. Register with leader. See contact info below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader

Questions about this event can be directed to: marvfreedman@gmail.com or (609) 731-3318

Additional Information:  This hike is listed as Difficult because of it’s length, and uncertain winter hiking conditions. The hike duration could vary significantly from the 10 hour estimate based on trail conditions and the pace of the group.

Driving Directions:  We’ll meet at the Village Market & Deli, Main Street (RT 23A), Tannersville, NY (https://goo.gl/maps/LnKH42kcrbu). The Deli is .4 miles west of the intersection of 23A and 23C in Tannersville. We’ll leave the Deli to start the shuttle at 8:00. (I plan to arrive at about 7:30 so I’ll have time for breakfast.) We’ll leave cars at the end of Barnum Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/z8zr5uPPoLS2), where the hike will finish, and drive to the Colgate Lake parking area (https://goo.gl/maps/x4oNb46YQiE2)  to start the hike.

GPS coordinates of meeting location: 42.195934, -74.144279

 

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