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Anybody getting there early Friday
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“I got Friday off and I'd like to get there early on Friday and do some day hiking. Maybe try and see some waterfalls and bag a few 35er peaks (ones that have short hikes). I don't want to over do it, cuz of the big plans for Saturday. Something easy to loosen up the legs. I'm up for any ideas and everyone is welcome to join me.”
“one thing I may do is hike up and bag Hunter and SW hunter since those are off the Devils Path.
last edited: 5/24/05 10:35:16 AM”
I am going to try and get there around 8am on friday. Set up camp and then hit the trail up to Hunter by 10, hopefully be back in camp around noonish (have lunch) and then check out some other places.
last edited: 5/24/05 11:29:57 AM”
“what time are you leaving ? Mabey I can hook up and follow you up. Mapquest said about 3 1/2 hours from my area.”
“I'll probably leave around 3am. I should be in your area around 430.”
“You wanna get there that early ? I dont mind, I can load up thursday night. which way you heading ? mapquest tells me 209 to 84 then 87.”
“I was going to go 78 to 287 and then to 87.
I was going to leave at 330 due to the construction on 78”
“Check in time at the CG is 12 noon, so you won't be able to set-up camp Friday morning.
ENS - SW Hunter is trailess so bring a map and compass. I'm leaving from work on Friday so I won't be up there until 6:30-7.
CP - 209 to 84 makes sense for you since you are a bit north of 78. To get to Devil's Tombstone, I get off 87 at Kingston, exit 19 and take 28 West 22 miles to Phoenicia. Get on 214 in Phoenicia and the CG is about 10 miles north. It's 171 miles from Easton.”
“Map and compass ? ENS, you have a map ? I have a compass and/or a gps.”
“I don't have any maps yet, but I am going to start doing some research on what we can do.
Hunter and SW Hunter are just off the Devils Path.”
“Good lord man, you don't have Catskills maps yet? shame shame. Go here immediately and order them.
Hunter and SW aren't exactly just off the DP. It's about 1.5 miles to the Hunter Fire Tower, which isn't the true summit. You have to walk down the Spruceton Trail a short distance and take a side trail to the actual summit, which is viewless.
To do SW, continue past the lean-to a short distance until you get to a stream/spring. Look to your left and maybe you'll see a herdpath. Head west, maybe a little southwest and if you're lucky, you'll find the right herdpath to the canister. It'll take as less than 15 minutes or you could be wandering around in circles forever.
Keep in mind, it's quite steep up the DP from 214. Don't burn yourself out for the big hike on Saturday.”
“I should rephrase something. It's about 1.5 miles to the fire tower from where you would break off the Devil's Path. It's a bit over 2 miles (UP!) to that intersection from 214.”
“how far is it from Hunter to SW Hunter?
sounds like doing Hunter and SW Hunter will be a full hike.
last edited: 5/24/05 7:46:52 PM”
“just ordered the maps. thanks for the links Bruce”
“Well, it's about 2 miles up to the intersection, 1.5 miles to the fire tower. You'd want to do that for the view. Add about a mile to go to the true summit and back, another 1.5 miles back to the DP, and maybe .75 miles to SW, and then back down to 214. That's about 9 miles total.”
“that would be a decent warm up hike I think.”
“Pennsy, are you trying to say in a round about way that it's kinda nuts to do that the day before the big one ? Plus we may get lost, and we have no maps yet.
Yup - definitely an ENS hike !
I'm still gonna do it.”
“lol, I ordered the maps, I should have them in a few days.”
“I was reading backpacker magazine and another option is to hike to Mt. Peakamoose and back. That would give us two 35ers and about 8 miles of hiking to and it would be on a different trail than the Devils Path.”
“Dont get us lost or killed until I get a steak and a beer.
I'll bring my gps, so I know we can backtrack the way we came in.”
“I got maps, I'll bring them with me tomorrow and we can look at them and see what looks like a good hike.”
“I should get there by 9pm. I'll be off work at 2:15, and just need to swing by the grocery store really quick to grab some brew-ha-has. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and hiking this buttkicking extravaganza.”
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