Hike Westkill, SW Hunter (Leavitt) & Hunter | Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 AM

View from Buck Ridge Lookout on Westkill

This (mostly) trail hike will summit 3 Catskills peaks: Westkill (3898′), SW Hunter (3753′), and Hunter (4030′), the Catskills second highest upon which sits the highest fire tower in New York.

Event Duration:  15 miles, 12 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult


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 14th. 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

Driving Directions:   Preferred meeting place/time: Bread Alone on Rt 28 in Boiceville (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/JcCPf2FMcW8qT4se9), at 7:30, leaving no later than 7:45. Alternate meeting place/time: DEC “horse ramp” parking area on Spruceton Rd (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/FLFvABSdGtFvZeRm8), at 8:15 to 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:    Bread Alone, Boiceville: 41.997289, -74.263734;

Spruceton Trail parking area:  42.184224, -74.271754

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