Escarpment Escape (6/12-13)
Rising abruptly from the Hudson Valley and defining the eastern edge of the Catskills for more than a dozen miles, the Escarpment offers a three thousand foot wall of ledges and cliffs providing jaw dropping views over the valley and, on a clear day, into 3 neighboring states.
Our route takes us to the legendary viewpoints that inspired the Hudson River Valley School of Painters and authors like James Fenimore Cooper. We’ll visit the sites of the famed hotels of the Catskills’ Golden era, long since gone to dust, and visit spots like Poet’s Ledge, Artist’s Rock, and Inspiration Point.
Cardio Intensity: Challenging.
Terrain: On trail, generally good footing.
Destination Backcountry Difference
Historical & Natural Interpretation: Learn about the human history, ecology and geology that shaped the Catskills from passionate guides eager to share their extensive knowledge
All adventures include:
- Transportation option: includes transportation from/to New York City with convenient pickup locations near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Grand Central in Manhattan and breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffees and teas
- Group gear and shelter: we’ll handle cooking, safety gear, water treatment and shelter on our adventure so you may pack and travel light
- Lunch, dinner, and snacks on our adventure
- Note: we offer vegetarian and vegan options and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs