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The Devilís Path, Catskills!

The Basics:
STATUS: Inactive - Draft Form, Do Not Show on Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Indian Head Wilderness   Hike: The Devilís Path, Catskills!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 3 2022  6:00 am >> Wed, Aug 3 2022 6:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 1 2019 7:39 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 8 2019 5:39 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D7: Extreme (Exploratory)
Distance:24 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:$180.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


THIS IS A WAITLIST ONLY EVENT AND IT WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF FOUR PEOPLE AND A MAX OF SIX PEOPLE. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. 

All registrants shall initially be placed on the wait list so that the Trip Leader can evaluate the registrant’s fitness and experience level.

This event is posting early to allow those who may wish to attend to train for this fun hike! :)

Come and join me for an exhilarating and tough hike in the Catskills, listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 19 thrilling hikes.  This hike is sometimes called the toughest hike in the East, covering over 8000 feet of elevation gain during 24 fun sweat filled miles of hiking.

We will ascend 5 peaks over 3,500 feet including West Kill Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Plateau Mountain, Indian Head Mountain and Twin Mountain.

We will be starting our epic challenge at the Prediger trailhead which is pretty easy going before we begin our steep ascent to the summit of Indian Head at an elevation of 3573 feet, after passing the summit we will descend into the Notch before climbing to the top of Twin Mountain (3640’), here we will take a rest and soak in the views.

After our rest we will descend into Pecoy Notch and take a look at the cave on the way down, we will then climb to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain at 3800 feet before descending down very rocky terrain into Mink Hollow!

As we climb up to the plateau we will pass a spring to refill our water bottles, there is Flat Hiking along the top of Plateau Mountain (3840’) so we will make the most of it!! 😊

Once we descend from Plateau Mountain the steepest most difficult parts are behind us!! After a rest at the road crossing we will climb towards Hunter Mountain (optional side trails to the summit – why not since we are here already???).  We will continue to Diamond Notch before the final climb to up to West Kill Mountain at 3880 feet!, continuing along to St Anne’s Peak before reaching the other trailhead at Spruceton Road.

You will need to purchase a round-trip air ticket to Albany, NY and meet me there by 3pm on the 2nd of August. Your return trip should be anywhere from the 4th August onwards (if you book a return flight on the 4th it would be preferably after 11am). Further details will be provided after sign up.

We will discuss suitable accommodations (participants are required to pay for their own accomodation) after sign up, maybe an AirBNB or something close to Albany, NY for both nights). I will also like to request a volunteer to drive the second rental car.

A great website about the trail: s- rangedeliverance-in-catskills.html

Required Items to Bring:
  • Cash
  • Hammock
  • Excellent Hiking Boots/Shoes
  • Tape for you feet
  • Foot Powder
  • 33L Day Pack
  • Suitable Clothing (IF you need to ask, you probably should not sign up)
  • Two Headlamps and spare batteries
  • 3L Camelbak (there are sources of fresh water along the way)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

A good sense of direction.
A great sense of adventure.
An excellent sense of humor.


The Trip Leader(s) for this event has (have) elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.

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Member Cost:$180.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Car Hire and Gas and $10 donation to the AOC based on 4 participants - See Below for more information.

I plan to hire two rental cars (approx. $60-$80 per day per car with the costs split evenly between the number of people who sign up, the cost may increase slightly based on the number of particpants min 4 and max 6. A max of 3 people per car as this will be a shuttle hike. $180.00 is the maximum you will pay if only the minimum number of 4 people sign up, if 6 people sign up then the cost will drop to $125.00.

Cost DOES NOT include accommodation or Airfare.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

Payment is required within 1 week of being placed on the attendee list. A Paypal link will be provided as you do not pay throguh the club, you may cancel anytime up to May 2nd, 2019 and receive a full refund minus the AOC fee. After this date you will only receive a refund if someone joins the event and pays in full.