Hike to Quick Lake and Hodge Pond Mountain | Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 AM

IMG_2530We’ll hike 7.2 miles on the Quick Lake Trail to the Quick Lake shelter. After lunch we’ll retrace our path about 1/4 mile beyond Coyote Junction before bushwhacking about 1 mile (with about 200 ft elevation gain) over Hodge Pond Mountain (#99 of Catskill Hundred Highest) to Junkyard Junction. From Junkyard Junction we’ll follow the Flynn Trail 3.3 miles to the parking area. Our pace will be moderate, and we’ll have frequent, short water/snack breaks. This hike is listed as difficult because of the length (14.5 miles) and the unpredictable nature of the short bushwhack.

Event Duration:  14.5 miles, 10 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult due to length, Bushwhack

Leader(s):  Marv Freedman

Bring: 2 to 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, comfortable waterproof hiking boots, hiking poles (recommended), map and compass (recommended)

Registration required by June 25.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader

Additional Information: The Quick Lake trail may be very wet near Frick Pond.
The hike duration could vary significantly from the estimated 10 hours depending on the pace of the group.
For those working on the Catskill’s All Trails Challenge, this hike will complete the Quick Lake and Flynn trails shown on NYNJTC Map 144.

Questions about this event can be directed to:  marvfreedman@gmail.com

Driving Directions: Google Maps Link to trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/HMoa6UfJ75A2
From Route 17, Exit 96, drive East on Debruce Rd, Rt 81 for 5.5 miles
Continue on Willowemoc Rd for 0.1 miles
Turn Left on Mongaup Rd and drive North for 2.7 miles
Continue on Beech Mountain Rd for 0.3 miles
Parking area is on the left

GPS:  41.95107, -74.70692  

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