Catskills - Palenville Overlook & Indian Head Overlook
dim. 26 mai à 16:00
READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION!! DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GOING TO ATTEND ***** BE EARLY - STARTS ON TIME - RUNNING LATE YOU MISSED THE HIKE 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. Total Mileage: ~6.5 Total Elevation Gain: ~1500' Pace/Time: ~1.5 mph / ~ 4-5 hours, including breaks Rain cancels!!!! Directions: Take NYS Thruway to exit 20, Saugerties and go north on Rt. 32. Bear left onto Rt. 32A (near Big Belly Deli). At the light go left on Rt. 23A and just the Mobil station turn right onto Whites Rd. Go up the hill around 1/2 mile or so and look for the DEC trailhead parking sign on your left. If you miss the sign, look closely for it on your right on the way back down. Be early -- Start hiking at 10 a.m. SHARP!! No phone coverage at parking area is , so don't try sending messages. Special Gear / Requirements: 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 & compass. PDF app on cell phone, with NYNJTC entire Catkills map is excellent - works with GPS in airplane mode, so doesn't drain battery. Hiking poles can be of great assistance. Route Description: We will be taking an UNMARKED trail (old stone quarry road) up to Palenville overlook, where there is a great view of the valley to the east. A short distance above that we'll take another unmarked trail to Indian Head overlook, with a great view of the Kaaterskill Clove. We'll then take a snowmobile/horse trail, which will put us on the marked Harding Road trail (NYNJTC Long Path), which goes back down to where we parked Palenville. Group Size: The DEC limits group sizes in the Catskills 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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