Catskills Overnight Backpacking w/ Scribner's Lodge
Skill level: 2Intermediate
Fitness level: 3Moderate
Let us help you experience the Catskill's spectacular views, and start a summit series for the ages (Catskill 3500 Club). This amazing section of wilderness located less than 3 hours north of NYC, is truly one of the best State Parks in the country. Join our instructors on an overnight trip that will teach you valuable backcountry skills and help you fall in love with backpacking. Our instructors explain how to choose and use equipment (including how to load and carry your backpack) to maximize your comfort and fun. You'll learn about campsite selection, camp cooking, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette. The course includes all of the necessary gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, and water filters) and food (1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, and 1 Breakfast). On your last day, your hard work will be rewarded with an exclusive brunch through our great partners at Scribner's Lodge. Final things to remember, we are now offering transportation from NYC and Northern, New Jersey. We will be picking up participants from NYC (Dyckman St Subway) @ 8:00 AM and REI Paramus at 9:00 AM and then traveling up together.
Gear provided by REI:
- Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
- Backpacking Stove
- Group First Aid Kit
- Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
- Three Season Backpacking Tent
- Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
- Trekking Poles
- Water Filter
2 sessions available