Hike Hunter, SW Hunter (Leavitt) and Rusk | Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 7:45 AM

Hunter Mountain and its fire tower from Westkill

This challenging 12+ mile hike/snowshoe will traverse 3 Catskills peeks: Rusk (3686′), Hunter (4030′), and SW Hunter (3753′), with a total ascent of about 3100′. Our route will be a combination of old roads, herd paths, bushwhacks and trails. We’ll encounter steep difficult terrain, and will be rewarded with great views from the Hunter Fire Tower.

Event Duration:  12 miles; 10 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult; bushwhack


Leader(s):   Marv Freedman

Bring: Wear warm hiking boots, and pack an extra clothing layer. Do not wear cotton. Hiking poles are recommended. Bring lunch, snacks, and 3 liters of water/sports drink. Headlamps are required. Depending on trail conditions traction aids and/or snowshoes may be required.

Registration required by December 13th. Register with leader. See contact info below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  Yes, with permission of event leader

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

Driving Directions:  Preferred meeting place/time: Bread Alone on Rt 28 in Boiceville (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/JcCPf2FMcW8qT4se9), leaving at 7:45. Alternate meeting place/time: DEC “horse ramp” parking area on Spruceton Rd (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/FLFvABSdGtFvZeRm8), at 8:30. There is no cell service at this location. This is where our loop hike will start and end.

GPS coordinates for meeting site:    41.997416, -74.263445

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