Field Trip: Catskills Fall Foliage Backpacking Trip

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Price

Attend this event for $175

Full datetime event: 


StartSaturday, October 22, 2022 10:00 am
EndSunday, October 23, 2022 3:00 pm

Location

Big Hollow Road Parking Area
Maplecrest, NY

Description

Our annual fall foliage backpacking trip returns and we couldn't be more excited or a weekend of backpacking, crisp air, and time around the campfire with new friends.

We're teaming up with Girl Gotta Hike and Stillhouse Whiskey for a weekend in the mountains.

This trip is perfect for Catskill 3500 peak baggers, as you’ll have the option to check at least 1, and up to 4 of them off your list! The Windham-Blackhead Range has long been visited by artists, writers and those seeking solace in the woods. Come come up and soak in some of that gorgeous fall foliage.

On Saturday, we’ll meet in the Catskills and backpack a short distance into a backcountry campsite. We'll set up our tents, grab some snacks, and head back out to bag 1 to 3 Catskill 3500 peaks before returning to camp for the night.

After a leisurely breakfast on Sunday, we’ll pack up our tents, hike back down to the parking area, then have the option to day hike a fourth Catskill 3500 peak. Not too shabby for 2 days in the woods!

This is a challenging hike that includes rocky footpaths with steep ascents and descents.

Hike Options

Saturday:
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 one to two more Catskill 3500 peaks before returning to camp (7.9 miles total)

Sunday:

Option 1 (Easier): Leisurely morning at camp before heading back down to trailhead (1.3 miles total)

Option 2 (Harder): Hike out and back to a fourth Catskill 3500 peak before rejoining our fellow campers (7.4 to 8.9 miles total)

FAQ

What's included?
The cost is inclusive of professional licensed New York State outdoor guides, applicable permits, and whiskey.

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 melissa@girlgottahike.com with any tent, backpack and sleeping bag (or more) requests!

About Stillhouse

Uniquely packaged in 100% stainless steel cans and made in the USA – Stillhouse’s award-winning spirits portfolio includes black bourbon, classic vodka, and a variety of flavored whiskeys including Spiced Cherry, Apple Crisp and Peach Tea. The brand ethos? Encouraging people to get outdoors, create their own adventure and go where glass can’t follow!

While Stillhouse is known for its award-winning spirits and “unbreakable” 100% stainless steel can… it is so much more than that. When you pack Stillhouse, you know you’re headed for an unforgettable adventure! Stillhouse is the perfect accoutrement to everything you do outdoors — hiking, camping, adventuring and beyond; it’s best enjoyed as the sun goes down, and you’re settling in beside a campfire.

Header photo by Alex Perkins

Event refund policy

You can get a refund until 7 days before the event