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Three-day/ Two-night Backpacking Essentials Hike
September 30 @ 2:30 pm - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
Rick Roberts, President of the Catskill Mt. Club and experienced long distance hiker will host a backpacking hike for aspiring and novice backpackers. This will be a teaching experience and cover the equipment, gear, food and clothing necessary for an extended backpacking hike. All participants are required to have prior hiking experience and must provide their own fully supplied pack, including:
Tent, sleeping bag and pad, cooking pots and utensils, food for 3 days, water containers and filter, flashlite and fire starting items, small garden trowel, 3 large garbage bags, toiletries, clothing (not cotton), rain gear, compass, jackknife, bug repellent and other necessary only items. Do not expect cell phone service on the hike.
Hiking terrain is moderate and will cover only 12 miles in total. There will be a car shuttle.
This hike is not recommended for those without prior hiking experience.
Event Duration: 12 miles, 3 days
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Leader(s): Rick Roberts
Bring: see hike description
Registration required by 9/27/2017. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Questions about this event can be directed to: Rick Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 746-9694
Driving Directions: Participants will leave from the Catskill Center, 43355 State HWY 28, Arkville, NY at
2:30 pm September 30 and car shuttle to the tail head at Alder Lake. Phone: 845.586.2611