This is a long, difficult hike, with no viable bailout route. We’ll encounter steep terrain, dense fir, and blowdown. We’ll begin with a bushwhack to the 4 most remote Catskills high peaks, and finish with a trail hike to 2 others. Several of the peaks have excellent views. At times the bushwhack will be very challenging.
Event Duration: 12 miles, 12 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult – Bushwhack
Leader(s): Marv Freedman
Bring: Headlamps with extra batteries, comfortable hiking boots, hiking poles (recommended), lunch, snacks, at least 3 liters of water/sports drink, tick repellent
Registration required by September 16th. 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
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 731-3318
Driving Directions: Preferred option: 7:00 to 7:45 at Bread Alone on Rt 28 in Boiceville (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/b6SHL3ejiz32)
I plan to arrive close to when Bread Alone opens at 7:00. I’ll have breakfast & will be ready to leave by 8:00. I prefer to meet at Bread Alone because it has cell service, and we can reach each other if any of us is delayed. There will be limited parking at the trail heads, so we’ll leave extra cars at Bread Alone. If you don’t plan on eating, please arrive by 7:45, to allow time to sign in, have a chat, and arrange the carpool.
Second Option: 8:30 at the Peekamoose Trailhead (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ecQ1amEsEKiL2tzk8)
If Bread Alone is out of your way, you can meet us at the Peekamoose Trailhead. This is where the hike will end. We’ll leave cars there, and will drive to the End of Moonhaw Rd to start the hike. There’s no cell service on Peekamoose Rd near the trailhead. (But there should be cell service about 5 miles east.)
Last Chance: 9:00 at the End of Moonhaw Rd (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/WTim1iGxLum)
If you’re late and all else fails, drive directly to the End of Moonhaw Rd. You might catch us before we start the hike
GPS coordinates for meeting site: 41.997345, -74.263702