Catskills Winter Sled Backpack - Balsam Cap, Friday, Cornell & Wittenberg

Date and Time

Friday, March 2, 2018 10:00AM - Monday, March 5, 2018 11:00AM


West Shokan NY,
New York, Catskills,


Registration is required for this activity.


A three night backpack to the Slide Mountain Wilderness in the Catskill Park of NY. We will hike a short distance into the woods in the Moon haw Road area. From there we will climb Balsam Cap and Friday (both bushwhacks) from that location on one of our climbing days. The next day we will continue our attempt there to climb Cornell and Wittenberg (as bushwhacks) or drive to Woodland Valley to do so via trail. We may do another short climb on Friday afternoon. As this trip has a short distance approach to our campsite, winter beginners will be welcome for camping as long as they have winter day hiking experience. This is a very strenuous climb in challenging exposed terrain. Crampons, ice axes and approved boots with removable liners are required. Contact leader for more information about required gear and trip plan. Under additional comments in the registration form, please let us know what kind of boots, crampons, ice axe, sleeping bag and tent you have or that you need to acquire these before the trip. Leaders do not recommend buying a lot of new gear before you have some prior experience. Most gear can be rented or borrowed until you have a chance to see what works best for others. If you are a member of Facebook, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining our backpackers group. See the link below:

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Related Link(s):

Cornell from Woodland Valley
Facebook Backpackers of NY/NoJ Chapter AMC

Driving Directions

Contact Leader - Location displayed is not where we will be camping.

Looking at the view from Peekamoose Mountain.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.