Hike from Woodland Valley to Phoenicia | May 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Wittenberg from the Phoenicia-East Branch Trail on Cross Mountain

We’ll follow the Phoenicia – East Branch trail from Woodland Valley to Lane St. in Phoenicia. The first 2.8 miles are coincident with a Red blazed section of the Red, Wittenberg – Cornell – Slide trail. The last 9.1 miles are coincident with a Blue blazed section of the Long Path. Along this section, we’ll descend the Grand Staircase (a long series of rock steps along the side of a cliff) and follow the ridge comprising Cross Mountain, Mt. Pleasant, and Romer Mountain. The views are magnificent.

Event Duration: 12 miles, 10 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult

Leader(s): Marv Freedman

Bring: Comfortable hiking boots, poles, snacks, at least 2 liters of water/sports drink, hat, sun glasses, sun screen, bug repellent.

Registration required by 5/20/19. Register with leader. See contact info below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Fees:  We’ll share the $6.00 per vehicle day use fee at Woodland Valley.

Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader

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

Additional Information: For those working on the Catskills All Trails Challenge, we’ll complete the trail listed as Long Path – Phoenicia to W-C-S Trail (Blue) on Map 143, and part of the trail listed as Wittenberg – Cornell – Slide Trail (Red) on Map 143.

Driving Directions:  We’ll meet at Bread Alone on Rt 28 in Boiceville (https://goo.gl/maps/AgqbbGGpm1C2) between 7:00 am, (when it opens) and 7:45 am (when we’ll leave to shuttle cars). We’ll leave cars at the parking area at the end of Lane St. (https://goo.gl/maps/Az6rDg57maT2), and will drive to the Woodland Valley Campground (https://goo.gl/maps/m8aXH8EsRwz) to start the hike.

GPS coordinates: meeting at 41.997289, -74.263734

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