Catskills Overnight Backpacking w/ Scribner's Lodge

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Catskills - Panther Mountain Trailhead

Meet at: Yonkers REI
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  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  2: Intermediate
  • Group size: 8

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 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). Due to the cold temperatures, participants are REQUIRED to have waterproof boots, baselayers & warm socks (not cotton), gloves and proper mid-layer and waterproof/windproof outer layer. On your last day, your hard work will be rewarded with an exclusive brunch through our great partners at Scribner's Lodge. We will be picking up participants from Tuckahoe Metro North @ 8:30 AM and REI Yonkers at 9:00 AM and then traveling up together.

  • Learn how to pack a backpack for fit, balance and accessibility
  • Learn techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail
  • Learn additional camp skills such as choosing a camp site, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles
  • Discover local areas where overnight backpacking is available

Meet at:
Yonkers REI

One Ridge Hill Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710

The Catskills - Panther Mountain Trailhead