Hiking

This page will serve as a brief description of the general idea behind my posts in the Hiking category.  You can also visit my Peakbagger.com page to see what mountains I’ve climbed.  I’m out there pretty much every weekend.

I’m currently working on hiking the Long Path (in pieces), a 343-mile trail between the George Washington Bridge and Altamont NY.

I also aspire to be a member of the Catskill 3500 Club.  To do so, I have to climb the 35 peaks in the Catskills that are over 3500 feet, and then climb 4 of them again in the winter (between 12/22 and 3/22). Many of these peaks do not have trails, so canisters with sign-in logs are placed on a tree at the summit, so that we can prove we’ve accomplished the bushwack.

I have snowshoes and crampons, and hike through the winter.  There’s not much that keeps me out of the woods on the weekends.

The Long Path, well, that’s a different story.  My hiking partner Scott and I have stalled at around 200 or 250 miles, and still have to complete the sections that are farthest from where we live.  These are end-to-end hikes, as opposed to loop hikes, which means that we have to take two cars and stage one at the day’s completion point.  We plan to put together a few hard weekends of hiking and camping in during the springtime to complete this goal.

After these are done? Maybe the Adirondack 46ers, but the ‘dacks are much farther away than the Catskills.