May 5, 2011 at 10:03 am #1273368
I'm in CT, an hour north of NYC.
I'd like to find some hiking partners who would like to do some hiking in the Catskills and the Adirondacks for 3-4 day weekend trips.
Moderate pace = ~10 miles/day but I'm open to more or less possibly depending on terrain.
BryceMay 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm #1734384
*bump*May 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm #1734715
*bump*May 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm #1735178
I am in central Pa. I am planning on doing the loyalsock trail. 10 miles a day its a 59 mile trail. Trying to do it in 4-5 days. Would like to go ASAP. Only waiting on fellow adventurist.May 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm #1735181
Thanks for checking in Andrew, but I fear I'd be hold you back at that pace, especially this early in the season as I could be in better shape. Plus the trail is 4+ hours away from me. :(
Looking at the pics, it certainly has some great views. Maybe I'd try it later in the season!May 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm #1735540
Keep me in mind. Ten miles a day might be a little too much but I could probably hack it. I do like to hike a bit slower than the average guy though. I like to take my time and "smell the roses" along the way. Especially if the scenery is spectacular.
AlMay 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm #1735543
If you can get over from Ohio, perhaps!
I was thinking of trying this out:May 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm #1735560
Well i could try to meet halfway if you like. I have already section hiked the LT. I enjoy a slow pace as well. Let me knowMay 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm #1735561
What section of this. Also what area would we enter the trail head?May 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm #1735578
I hiked part of this http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/hiking/images/Quehanna_East.pdf
about 10 years ago. Saw some elk, it was pretty cool. This is central Pa. That might be about in the middle for each of us. I think it's about 7 hours for me (Cleveland).
AlMay 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm #1735586
Whatever you y'all plan let me know. I am game whenever.May 12, 2011 at 4:15 am #1735694
Hi Bryce and gang,
Sorry I'm late on this.
I have taken off a week in July.
My tentative plan is now to start the section of the "Long Path" from section 12, Sam's Point Preserve near Ellenville, NY and head north ending somewhere in the Catskills.
I hope to complete 60+ miles.
I have a bad hip that causes me to take more long breaks than most experienced backpackers. I am usually good for about 10 miles a day, depending on terrain.
There are some nice sections on this leg of the trail and not too many road walks.May 12, 2011 at 9:14 am #1735751
Sounds good. I have been known to talk a whole crew into 4 miles based on a spot that had to be explored rather then just passed.May 12, 2011 at 11:44 am #1735814
the loyalsock trail does look like a good option.
I might consider that myself?May 12, 2011 at 11:46 am #1735816
Loyalsock is a wonderful trail. Some pretty steep sections, including a bit of rock hopping, so be forewarned of that. Plenty of water, some really pretty scenery. Highly recommended.May 12, 2011 at 11:49 am #1735818
Quehanna Trail looks good as well.May 12, 2011 at 11:49 am #1735820
As does the Allegheny Front Trail.
PA is fabulous for trails!May 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm #1735838
@marti124Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
I'm in a SW suburb of Albany and will be doing the JMT [John Muir Trail] (for the 4th time) this July 26, so over the July 4th weekend, I'd like to get in a 3 day hike in an interesting part of the catskills. I'd like to do about a 25-28 mile segment of the LongPath that hits some interesting points but also feasible campsites at about mile 7-9 (sat nite spot) and halfway between the first night and endpoint for the second night.
There is a married couple from the Albany area doing the JMT with me and I think the wife is busy that weekend but not the husband. I might be able to get two others from the JMT group up here from Indianapolis IN — haven't asked them yet.
We certainly would enjoy your company, Bryce? Interested in that weekend?
PS, maybe we could work out a connect and join Steven's week long July hike on the Longpath too. Are you planning on hiking with anyone else that week, Steven?May 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm #1735852
I tend to hike by myself and meet up with people along the way, but no commitment. I can't keep up with most of the people I hike with because of a disability that requires that I stop more than most people want. We usually share rides/shuttles, but separate on the trail, meeting at a camp area or at the trail end.
That policy could work out with you if you only do the 10 miles per day that I usually do. But we wouldn't have to stay together the whole time and could play it by ear.
The northern end of "The Long Path" is just outside of Albany, but from what I understand, isn't maintained anywhere near as well as the southern part. This is why my Albany friends aren't interested in hiking it, too much of a bushwhack.
There are some nice trails in the Albany area, I don't have the details at this point. Of course the Catskills and Adirondacks are the most popular and for good reason, but there are nice trails that are closer.
There are too many trails that I want to explore and not enough time off from work:-)May 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm #1735867
If anyone wants to head out asap for anything in the northeast area within a few hours from me let me know. I am ready asap.May 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm #1735870
I am checking with my GF as that is a holiday wknd, but a definitely possibility.
Any worries that shelters/trails will be crowded over the holiday?
Anyway, I'll get back to you on that.
Bryce <- Grew up in Voorheesville. ;)May 16, 2011 at 8:26 am #1737139
Anybody up for a 2-3 night trip in the central Pa area this weekend? I just checked the 10 day forecast for Renovo Pa. area and Saturday through Tuesday looks good.
I really need to get out for a few days/nights…….
AlMay 16, 2011 at 9:42 am #1737177
My wife and I did an overnight from Wurtsboro, NY to Ellenville, NY along map 3 of the Shawangunk trail over Memorial Day weekend a couple years ago.
We never saw a single person until we were near town. A great trail if you want to avoid crowds over the holiday.
The section we did is mostly DEC(NY state) land and camping is legal.
We took public transportation for this hike. Something to consider if you don't want to deal with a car.
Be aware that the other sections of the trail will probably have a lot of day hikers and overnight camping is illegal on most sections.May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm #1737255
I am free July 4th weekend. Give me some specifics! :)May 17, 2011 at 9:28 am #1737646
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