Heart of the Catskills Backpack (5/23-25)

Sale price Price $ 299.00 Regular price

Venture off the grid and deep into the heart of the Slide Mountain Wilderness: an old-growth, primeval forest and one of the most stunning landscapes in the Catskills. Avoid the Memorial Day crowds and spend three days and two nights in a forest that has remained untouched by man since the glaciers retreated 18,000 years agopossibly the most remote hiking near NYC and in the Catskills.  

After a hike in across the Burroughs Range, we'll stop at some favorite summits with incredible views, including Mount Wittenberg. For much of the adventure, we’ll be hiking off-trail, peaking 4-6 summits using map and compass. No previous navigation skills are required. Bonus: hunt for the elusive nodding pogonia wild orchidthis is one of only three places where it blooms!

Destination Backcountry Difference

Experienced Guides, Authentic Experiences: On a Destination Backcountry trip, you’ll never camp next to a busy road or on gravel at a state campground or eat a dehydrated backpacker meal. We offer restorative overnights in deep wilderness for a true backcountry experience where you can find peace, quiet and comfort in nature. We serve delicious, freshly cooked, well-rounded meals that many hikers say is better than what they eat at home.

All adventures include:

  • Transportation from/to New York City with convenient pickup locations near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Grand Central in Manhattan
  • Group gear and shelter: we’ll handle cooking, safety gear, water treatment and shelter on our adventure so you may pack and travel light
  • Breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffees and teas
  • Gourmet 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