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“looking to do an overnight with daughter up in the cats maybe near Rosco. But she can not do a huge backpacking trip so I was thinking of base camp. any ideas where?
camp grounds have the bloody nerve to chagere $30.00 a night...blood suckers!!”
“They probably heard about your cooties:)”
“Some good spots right on the neversink river that are only a couple/few flat easy miles in and easy day hikes up slide/table/etc from there. Really peacefull basecamp spots what with the river noise to put you to sleep and whatnot + lots of cool river rock islands and banks to go poke around.
Can't remember trail names etc. off the top of my head - parking for the trail I am thinking of is near a YMCA camp. Maps are at home will get you trail names if interested.
last edited: 6/30/09 9:47:55 AM”
“thank you and yes I am very interested.
NF...come give me a big hug.....”
“Ok here's the deal -
Head for Denning, NY (within 30-45 mins of Roscoe?), jump on Denning Road and follow it all the way to the end past the Strauss Center of the Frost Valley YMCA (NOT the Frost Valley YMCA itself - which is a long a$$ drive away from the Strauss center when you are lost at night looking for the da&% trail head) to parking at the Phonecia - East Branch Trail head.
Follow the Phonecia - East Branch Trail for about 1.5 miles to where the Peekamoose - Table Trail branches off to the right.
Take the Peekamoose - Table Trail for about a mile crossing Deer Shanty Brook and then the East branch of the Neversink right after that.
As soon as you cross the Neversink, you will have a few tent flat options. I recommend hiking a few hundred yards past the river and there will be a faint trail that branches off to your left and winds its way up to a flat area with a fire pit that sits a couple hundred feet right above the river.
On the 2005 maps it wasn't even a marked site yet the first time I more or less stumbled onto it by accident. I stayed there again earlier this year with a couple friends, and noticed the trail and tent area are marked now - but you still have to do a little searching to find it and it was dead quiet when we were there on a relatively crowded weekend.
Favorite tent site I have found in the Catskills, and I spent 4 years of college crawling around them when I should have been studying. Perfect amount of noise makes it up the hill from the Neversink to make it relaxing to the point of being difficult to leave, and you can poke around all day and check out the river or make it as strenuous a day as you want bagging peaks with Table, Peekamoose, Slide, Cornell, and Wittenburg all near by.
last edited: 6/30/09 4:48:56 PM”
“hike into Echo lake.”
“Yes, hike waaayyy into Echo Lake, lol.”
“When u doin this mapes?”
“not sure. I was hoping Mon to Tue but the weatehr looks crappy. so maybe Tues to wed
but then again the Pine Barrens weather looks better..
thanks meathead and EnS”
“JS and I are def coming up for the party. We'll be hiking Fri and Sat before we head to the treehouse. Can't wait to see ya'll!!!”
I am in school till 3:00 but Stu and Sam will be home!!”
“in school? lady, we need to catch up.”
“you coming to sam's going away party?”
“I'm not sure yet...we have friends coming in from out of state that same day...will have to try to do both. I can't believe she's all grown up. Damn, now i feel really old”
“friends are invited too!!
we like to roll like that ya know :)”
“So you're not going to Tom Jones on the 4th. I wouldn't be able to make it anyway.
last edited: 7/02/09 8:50:28 AM”
“sorry, but i am taking her to the Pine Barrens then a day trip to Atlantic City...”
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