Hike North Dome and Sherrill | Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 AM

Wittenberg, Cornell, Slide and Panther from North Dome

This (mostly) bushwhack will summit 2 Catskill peaks: North Dome (3605′) and Sherrill (3558′). This is the perfect time of year to hike these trailless peaks. There’s a great southerly view from the ledges on North Dome.

Event Duration:  6 miles, 6 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. 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. Depending on trail conditions traction aids and/or snowshoes may be required.

Registration required by February 18th. 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: marvfreedman@gmail.com or (609) 731-3318

Additional information:  We must stay together as one group, with each person within easy talking distance of the person ahead and behind. Don’t count on moving quickly to stay warm – dress for the weather. I’ll do my best to set a steady pace that everyone can maintain all day. Hurry up & wait is stupid when it’s warm, and dangerous when it’s the cold. Each of you is responsible for anyone behind you. If someone behind you is falling behind, please don’t make a fuss, but slow your pace & ask the folks ahead to slow down too. If you experience any difficulties, please tell me before a dangerous situation develops.

Driving Directions:   Preferred Option: Bread Alone on Rt 28 in Boiceville (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/JcCPf2FMcW8qT4se9), leaving at 7:45. I plan to arrive at 7:00 when they open & will have a great breakfast (usually avocado toast with eggs). Even if you aren’t eating, please arrive by 7:30 so there’s time to talk, sign in, etc before we leave at 7:45.
Second Option: If Bread Alone is out of your way, you can meet us at the DEC Shaft Rd parking area (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/8n3oZMBGDRq8qx4AA), at 8:00. Those of us coming from Bread Alone should arrive by 8:05, but we might be a bit late depending on road conditions. There is no cell service at this location. This is where our hike will end. We’ll leave cars, and shuttle to the Mink Hollow (Devil’s Path) Trail Head, to start the hike.
Last Chance: If all else fails, drive directly to the Mink Hollow Trail Head (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/eSg7MewLXcM8wMKe6). If you get there by 8:15 or a bit later, you should catch us before we start to hike.

GPS coordinates for meeting site:    Bread Alone, Boiceville: 41.997289, -74.263734;

Shaft Rd. parking area:  42.165611, -74.408833

Mink Hollow Trailhead parking area: 42.191932, -74.324588

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