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Sleeping with the Indian Sled-Pack/Backpack

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - Friday, March 5, 2021

Location

Indian Head Wilderness, Catskill Mtns.,
New York, Catskills,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

We'll pull pulk sleds or carry backpacks about 2 miles to basecamp at the Devil's Kitchen Lean-to in the 11,500-acre Indian Head Wilderness on the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains. Day hikes: (1) Indian Head Mtn. [5 mi. RT; @1272 ft. ascent] on Mar. 3rd, (2) Plattekill Mtn. (bushwhack), Echo Lake & Overlook Mtn. (trail) [@9.5 mi. RT; @1640 ft. total ascent] on Mar. 4th and (3) Kaaterskill High Peak [9.4 mi. RT; 1705 ft. ascent] on Mar. 5th. This area is rugged and Winter trail conditions are uncertain, so we may have to modify these hikes. But we'll still enjoy hiking in beautiful surroundings with great views. This outing is for experienced Winter hikers who have all the necessary gear. Group size limited to 7 participants + 2 leaders. The Club's Covid-19 policy will be adhered to on this trip. Refer to the link below for a Winter gear list and rental sources. Contact leaders with questions.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

https://www.amc-ny.org/backpacking/backpacking-gear-lists/#.X25kgj-SntQ

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

To be sent to confirmed participants

Catskills viewpoint

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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

I've led outings since the late 1970s. They've included day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, x-c skiing, cabin trips, day paddles & paddling/camping trips. I particularly enjoy leading overnights.

Leader




Four-season backpacker, x-c skier & paddler