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Backpacker's Harriman Gamble

Date and Time

Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00AM - Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:00PM


Harriman State Park,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


Here's a single overnight trip for backpacker's to test our shoulder season equipment to make sure everything still works. Exact itinerary to be determined (that's why it's a gamble), but I'm not planning to do a lot of mileage (<10 in and out) or elevation in any event. The trip is more for stretching your legs with your Fall weight pack and making sure you're packing what you need, and can setup your tent or hammock properly and your quilts are functioning, etc. And enjoying each other's company and sharing gear stories around the campfire. This is a leisurely trip; if you want to go hard-core fast and do a lot of climbing, this isn't the trip for you. We'll observe all AMC and state and local covid rules in effect on the day of the trip. Apocalypse cancels; otherwise this is an all-weather trip.

AMC Trip Policy



Click map for driving directions
My friend uses this Amok Hammock because it fits his 6' 4



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey



Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 12:30 AM - 9:00 PM)

"It's not about the miles you hike, it's about the memories you make." Every step, every turn of the head, brings a new view of the world into focus. Rushing past the beauty of the mountains and forests is not my way. For me, sleeping a bit later and getting into camp well before sunset to collect firewood and make a nice camp is how I roll.