[50+] Catskills Hike - Huckleberry Point & Plattekill Falls
jeu. 20 septembre à 15:30
READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION!! This hike is targeted for hikers over 50 years old, but not "over the hill", and those who would like to hike with us. DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GOING TO ATTEND ***** BE EARLY - STARTS ON TIME Total Mileage: 5.8 miles
Total Elevation Gain: about 800' - well spread out
Pace/Time: about 1.5 mph average / about 4-5 hours including breaks You should have previously (and recently) completed hikes of equivalent mileage and elevation gain to this hike to do this. You should be getting regular cardio exercise to do this. Huckleberry Point has rock ledges that provide a fantastic view of the Hudson River Valley. Plattekill Falls is second to only Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills. Getting there: Take the New York State Thruway to exit 20, Saugerties. Turn left at the exit onto Rt. 32/212. Continue straight at the traffic light, on Rt. 212. In Centerville, turn right onto CR35, Blue Mountain Road. Just past the Blue Mountain Market, bear left onto CR33, Platte Clove Rd. and take it to the top of the steep hill. Cross the small bridge and turn right into the parking area. Be early - parking area fills up quickly on weekends! No cell phone coverage at parking area, so don't try sending messages. Route Description: From the parking area we head north on the blue marked NYNJTC Long Path, with a moderate, steady incline for 1 mile. We take a right on the yellow marked Huckleberry Point trail for 1.4 miles. After a break to enjoy the view, we return on the same route to the parking area. From the parking area we walk up Platte Clove Rd. and go down the Platte Clove Preserve marked trail to Plattekill Falls - about 1/2 mile. After we take a break to enjoy the falls, we backtrack to the parking area. Special Gear / Requirements: Sturdy hiking boots with very good tread on them. Warm and cool weather wicking clothing (avoid cotton!), food/water as you feel is appropriate, first aid, insulating layer and rain gear (just in case), trail conference map #141. Hiking poles can be of great assistance. Group Size: The DEC limits group sizes in the Indian Head Wilderness to 20. --- NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.
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