NYC Field Trip: Backpacking in the Catskills presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Attend this event for $109

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StartSaturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 am
EndSunday, October 13, 2019 5:00 pm


Windham-Blackhead Range Wilderness
Catskill Park


We're heading to the Great Northern Catskills for a fall foliage inspired overnight. This trip is perfect for Catskill 3500 peak baggers and more casual campers alike! Read on for how this could possibly be so...

Saturday: Meet in the Catskills and backpack a short distance in to a backcountry campsite. We'll set up our tents, grab some snacks and then...
Option 1 (Easier): Dayhike up and back to bag one Catskill 3500 peak (3.5 miles total)
Option 2 (Harder): Start with the first peak, then continue on to bag two more Catskill 3500 peaks before returning to camp (7.9 miles total)

Option 1 (Easier): Hike back down to the cars and go chill at a nearby lake (1.3 miles total)
Option 2 (Harder): Hike out and back to a fourth Catskill 3500 peak before rejoining our fellow campers at said nearby lake (7.4 to 8.9 miles total)


  1. What's included?
    The cost is inclusive of professional licensed New York State outdoor guides, applicable permits, and a shuttle from the Kingston Bus Station.

  2. What is not included?
    Food and gear. Don't know what to bring? A handy checklist will be provided upon signup. Short on gear? You can rent it from your trusty guide -- just email with any tent, backpack and sleeping bag (or more) requests!

  3. How do I get there?
    You can take the NY Trailways bus from Port Authority (7:00AM) to Kingston (arrive 9:10AM). We will pick you up there and drive you to the trailhead. Drivers can meet at the trailhead parking lot at 10:00AM. Specific location details given upon signup.

Our new field trip series, in partnership with our friends at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, is making it easy for you to Enjoy Outdoors and share your most transcendent experiences. Share a photo of yourself at one of our field trips or Mappy Hour events and tag @sierranevada @mappy_hour and #enjoyoutdoors to enter. Everyone will have the chance to be featured on the official @sierranevada instagram and one lucky winner will get this amazing SNBC hammock (MSRP: $100) and a Mappy Hour tee. +21 to enter. Enjoy responsibly.

So show us... how do you Enjoy Outdoors?


Melissa Goodwin is the founder and lead hiking guide of Girl Gotta Hike, which provides information, encouragement and guided hiking trips for women of all ages. Her mission is to connect busy women with nature, confidence and camaraderie online and on-foot.

An avid backpacker, Melissa has hiked almost 3000 miles to date, including the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail and John Muir Trails.


P.S. We did this exact trip with the Mappy Hour Chapter Leaders in August and it was awesome - you can check out the photos here:

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