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Sleep with the Indian: Indian Head Wilderness Basecamp - Catskill Mtns.

Date and Time

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Location

Catskills,
New York, Catskills,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

A short 2-mile backpack to a basecamp for 1 night in the Indian Head Wilderness in the NE Catskills. Day hike options include: (1) 3,573-ft. Indian Head Mtn., a Catskill High Peak (@5 mi. RT, difficult in winter), (2) 3,100-ft. Plattekill Mtn., one of the Catskill 100 Highest (@3.5 mi. RT, intermediate), (3) Codfish Point, a fabulous view of the Hudson River & Valley (@1.5 mi. RT, easy). This outing will focus on winter camping skills. This is an end-of-winter trip suitable for those with 3-season backpacking experience AND winter day hiking experience. Experienced winter campers are welcome to join us, but will need to make accomodations for those with no winter camping experience. We will always hike as a group to assist the less experienced. Winter boots with removable insulated liners, a sleeping bag with at least a zero degree F rating and a white gas stove (e.g. MSR Whisperlite) will be required. Also required will be some combination of snowshoes, microspikes and/or crampons, depending on trail conditions. Gear can be rented. Contact leader. Pulk sleds welcome. Contact leader if you wish to discuss this outing and your readiness.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Indian Head Wilderness
AMC-NY Backpacking Gear Lists

Driving Directions


To be furnished to participants prio to meeting date

Feb. 2017

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Difficulty

Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: NCA 9:30 PM)

I have led outings on land, water and snow/ice since the late 1970s for the Sierra Club, Catskill 3500 Club, Adirondack Mtn. Club and the Appalachian Mtn. Club. These outings have included day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, x-c skiing, cabin trips, day paddling and paddling/camping overnights in canoes and kayaks. I particularly enjoy leading overnight outings. I like sharing my knowledge, as well as, learning from people who come on my trips. It seems I learn something new every trip.

Leader




(best time to call: NCA: 9:00)