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Doubletop, Graham & Balsam Lake Hike

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

   This is a challenging bushwhack and trail hike to three Catskills high peaks: Doubletop, Graham & Balsam Lake. The first segment of the hike is relatively easy, following the Seager trail, and established herd paths to the Doubletop Canister. The second segment, bushwhacking from Doubletop to Graham, with the remains of an old radio station, is more challenging. The third segment to the Balsam Lake Fire Tower, and the final segment down to our cars are trails.

Event Duration:  8 miles, 8 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Difficult  — Bushwhack

Leader(s):  Marv Freedman

Bring: Lunch, headlamps with extra batteries, comfortable hiking boots, hiking poles (recommended), snacks, at least 3 liters of water/sports drink, tick repellent

Registration required by October 2nd.  Use registration form below to register.

PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to take your place.

Group size is limited to 12 so register early.

Fee:  No

Dogs allowed:  Yes, only with permission of event leader

Questions about this event can be directed to:  marvfreedman@gmail.com

Driving Directions:  We’ll meet at the US Post Office, 8 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, NY, just off of Rt 28 (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/KhG3eHzN2J59bUXu7). We’ll leave there at 8:15 and will drive to the Dry Brook Ridge Trail Parking Area on Mill Brook Rd. (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/4Hyrt7uP3meqE3Nq8) This is where the hike will end. We’ll leave cars there and will drive to the Seager trailhead (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/BmbFksYCYzGaytBaA) to start the hike.

GPS coordinates:  42.147225, -74.495274

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.


October 6, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Highmount Post Office
8 Galli Curci Rd
Highmount, NY United States
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