Trout Pond/Delaware Wild Forest Beginner Sled/Backpack

Date and Time

Saturday, December 15, 2018 9:00AM - Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:00AM


Colchester NY,
New York, Catskills,


Registration is required for this activity.


A one night introduction to winter backpacking on easy terrain in the Catskills. 1.4 miles from parking at Russell Brook to Trout Pond where there are lean-to's and tent sites. During the day Saturday we will hike several miles around the area to keep warm. Gear appropriate for the weather required. At this time that would include snowshoes and sleeping bags rated to 0 degrees. Leaders can assist with gear selection and have mountaineering sleds that can be borrowed. There is an optional Friday night camp out with the leaders near the trailhead to get two nights out. Moving camp has its own learning curve so doing it would be good practice. Contact leaders for more information. Under other on the registration form please tell us about your winter boots and sleeping bag. We require boots with a removable liner like a Sorel or plastic mountaineering boot. The point of this trip is to teach skills rather than pound in a lot of miles on the trail. We want to show you that you can have fun and stay warm in the winter. This trip is intended for those with previous backpacking experience who want to expand their skills into winter conditions. This is a new area for the leaders which we have not scouted out. Please help us explore this new area. We will meet in Roscoe at a place to be disclosed to the group for breakfast Saturday morning at 9:00.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Trout Pond Map
Andy Arthur page about this area
Meetup Trip Report about this area

Driving Directions

We will meet in Roscoe NY at a place to be told to the participants for breakfast at 9:00 AM. Those camping out Friday night at the trailhead will also meet in Roscoe with the rest of the group.

Looking at the view from Peekamoose Mountain.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




Easy to Moderate


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.


Long time backpacking leader for the Adirondack and Appalachian Mountain Clubs.