Saturday, February 25, 2023

We are doing the Western Devil’s Path… with a twist! We are adding adding a “little detour” to summit Hunter Mountain! On this adventure, you’ll start at the western end, summit St, Anne’s Peak, followed by West Kill Mountain, then go to the Hunter Mountain fire tower before returning to the Devil’s Path and finishing at Notch Lake.

Known as one of the most challenging hiking trails in the Northeast, the Devil’s Path has steep, rugged ascents and equally difficult descents, slowing down the pace of even the most experienced hikers. Conquering the western half will require you to scramble up rocky trails and navigate boulders and gravel on the descents. But we’ll be there to set you up for success! You will have access to a resupply and bail out point, and our guides will be on trail to help throughout the day.

You also have a chance to try the Winter Eastern Devil’s Path this December! And if you are feeling up for a really intense day, join us on a hike of the full Devil’s Path in a day in the summer of 2023. Hint: these hikes are great prep for the full Devil’s Path.

On this trip we will summit West Kill Mountain and Hunter Mountain. These are required peaks for Catskill 3500 Club Membership.

Note: Must have prior tall-peak hiking experience in the Catskill Mountains or Adirondack Mountains before joining this hike. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to info@adventureuntamed.com.

Level: Intense (Learn More)

Mileage: 14.65 miles

Elevation Gain: 4,800 feet

Group Size: 2 - 12 adventurers

Departure:

The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 5:15 am

Departure Time: 5:30 am

Return Time: Approximately 8:30 pm

$109.00

Wear

  • Hiking boots (required)
  • 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/crampons, 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 three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand / foot warmers
  • Headlamp (required)
  • 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)