First Day Hike to Panther Mountain – Sunday 1/1/23 9AM

Join Peter Manning for a 6.5-mile out-and-back hike to the summit of Panther Mountain. In cooperation with NYSDEC’s First Day Hikes, this outing  is rated moderate to difficult and is expected to take 4-5 hours. The route has 1725’ of elevation gain with rocky terrain. Participants must bring food, water, and winter gear, including hiking crampons and snowshoes. (See directions below.) To register, email by 6PM Friday December, 30.

Event Duration: 6.5 miles, 4-5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult
Leader(s): Peter Manning
Bring: Water, lunch/snacks, sturdy hiking boots, hiking crampons, snowshoes (as applicable)
Registration required by 12/30/22 6PM. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Rain/snow Date: Sunday, 1/2/2023

Covid-19 Guidelines: Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites. Hike single file, following social distancing protocols. Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer. Note: As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.

Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to:

Driving Directions: To reach the Giant Ledge Parking Area (beginning and end of hike), take State Route 28 to Big Indian and turn south on Ulster County Route 47. Take Route 47 7.3 miles to the sign for the parking area on right.

GPS coordinates: 42.026301, -74.403551

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