We’ll hike the Burroughs Range, summiting Wittenberg, Cornell, and Slide. With lots of great views along the way, the one from Wittenberg is one of the nicest in the Catskills. Expect lots of ups and downs as we climb three of the high peaks, including the tallest in the Catskills.
Event Duration: 10 miles, 10 hours
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Leader(s): Marv Freedman
Bring: Wear warm hiking boots, and pack an extra clothing layer. Do not wear cotton. It will probably be too cold for a long lunch, bring small sandwiches or snacks that can be eaten during short breaks, and 2 to 3 liters of water/sports drink packed so that it won’t freeze. Headlamps are required. We will probably encounter extreme ice between Cornell and Slide. Traction aids at least as aggressive as Hillsound Trail Crampons are required. Crampons are strongly recommended. I don’t expect to need snowshoes, but bring them and we’ll decide whether to carry them at the trail head.
Registration required by February 11th. 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 meeting place/time: Bread Along on Rt. 28 in Boiceville (Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/44733DAqWG5EQvVk8) at 7:30. (Arrive at 7:00 if you want to eat breakfast). We’ll leave Bread Alone no later than 7:45, and drive to the Slide parking area (Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/yfGmWxJYrXtqMmhK6) to drop off cars.
Alternate meeting place/time: If Bread Alone is out of your way, you can meet us at the Slide parking area between 8:00 and 8:15. But there is no cell service here, so we will not be able to reach you if there is a delay.
After dropping off cars at the Slide parking area, we’ll drive to Woodland Valley to start the hike.
GPS coordinates for meeting site: Bread Alone, Boiceville: 41.997289, -74.263734;
Slide Mountain parking area: 42.008037, -74.428271