Saturday, December 17, 2022

If we get enough snow, this will be a snowshoeing hike! Adventure Untamed will provide snowshoe rentals. If there isn’t enough snow, we will do a regular hike.

Would you like to try a hike in the rugged Catskill Mountains without having to start out with a challenging hike of a 3500 high peak? This hike in the Kaaterskill Wild Forest travels through level hardwoods on the way to Huckleberry Point, described by past participants as one of the nicest views in the Catskills. The rolling hills of this trail take us through a magical forest, and keen eyes may notice obscure signs of early Dutch settlements. We’ll enjoy lunch at a stunning overlook with breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley and a stop at Platte Clove Falls to end the day. If the weather cooperates, you will also get to try out snowshoeing on the snow-covered trails!

  • NY State Licensed and Wilderness First Responder Certified Guide
  • Transportation to and from NYC (if you would like to meet us at the trailhead, please email info@adventureuntamed.com for a discount)
  • Hike to a waterfall and one of the nicest views in the Catskills
  • Try snowshoeing (weather dependent)

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 5.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 644 feet

Group Size: 2 - 14 adventurers

Departure:

The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:30 am

Departure Time: 6:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 pm

$99.00

Wear

  • Hiking boots
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses

Pack

  • Adventure Untamed will provide any traction devices you need, but if you have your own microspikes/snowshoes, feel free to bring them
  • Insulating puffy and insulating pants
  • Fleece / mid layer
  • Windproof/waterproof top and bottom layers that can fit over all other layers
  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least two (2) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand / foot warmers (optional)
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)