Our December social series event in the Catskills is a combined bushwhack and trailed hike to Rusk and Hunter Mountains. The first part of the day is a guided bushwhack of Rusk Mountain. Rusk isn’t far, but very steep as the route climbs 1400 feet in just over a mile to the 3700 foot summit. From there we’ll descend to the relatively easier Spruceton trail and ascend another 1800 feet to the Hunter Mountain summit fire tower. At 4030 feet, Hunter is the second highest peak in the Catskills.
The hike is strenuous and will total 10 miles with 3400 feet of elevation gain and will require full winter gear (including spikes and snowshoes).
This hike is being presented in conjunction with the Catskill 3500 Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club. We strongly encourage you to join one or both of these clubs.
Contact Ed to reserve your spot on this challenging hike. Please share a sentence or two about your recent hiking experience.
About our social series:
Ed is an avid hiker with a long tradition of giving back to the hiking community by leading free guided hikes for clubs and friends of Eastern Outdoor Experiences. There is never a charge for these hikes and all sufficiently fit hikers are welcome to join. If you’re not sure of your ability to do a hike, call us and ask. Use the contact form to request our newsletter so that you can be informed of more upcoming hikes and events, as well as useful advice for outdoor enthusiasts.
Hopefully you can join in this or other hikes in our 2022 Catskill Social series or in some of our fully guided Catskill offerings: