Join CMC board member Wendell George as we summit West Kill Mountain, one of the Catskill’s highest peaks at 3880′. We’ll begin our hike at the head of the beautiful Spruceton Valley and hike first to Diamond Notch Falls. Crossing the West Kill, we will climb the mountain to Buck Ridge, where we’ll eat lunch and marvel at the views before continuing to the summit. We’ll then retrace out steps. This is a strenuous hike with some sustained climbing. 6.4 miles out and back and about 6 hours.
Be sure to bring Microspikes in case of early ice. Wear good boots and dress in layers for your comfort. No cotton please, as it holds moisture and can lead to hypothermia. Bring lunch and at least a quart of water. Well behaved dogs welcome.
Register by Nov. 1 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 845-254-4546. Please let me know as soon as possible if you need to cancel. If you need to cancel at the last minute, contact me by 8 AM on the day of the hike.
Directions: From either SR 28 in Shandaken or SR 23A in Lexington, turn onto CR 42 and go to Spruceton Rd. in West Kill. Turn east and travel 6.8 miles to the end of the road. Note well: the parking area is on the south (right) side of the road,