THE CATSKILLS FALL FOLIAGE

WEEKEND BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

 

Dates: October 5 - 7, 2018

State: New York
 

Maximum Trip Capacity: 7 people

Age Range: 18 - 39

Itinerary

Day 1: Charming Catskill Town

After leaving the city in the evening, we head to what I believe is the quintessential town of the Catkill Mountains. Depending on time of arrival, we may have time to explore main street.

Day 2: Waterfalls, Viewpoints & Fall Foliage

Hiking into the Eastern Catskills, we pass several viewpoints, mountain lakes and get a top view of one of New York's tallest waterfalls. All along the trails, the leaves should have their fall foliage colors on full display, including shades of red, orange and magenta. 

Optional Sunrise: A short walk and early wake-up time will earn you breathtaking views of the Catskills as the sun shines its first light over the horizon.

Day 3: Leaf Peeping from the Catskill Escarpment

On this day, we make our way down the Catskill Escarpment, a ridge overlooking the Hudson River Valley. We pass several gorgeous viewpoints until we reach the end of our loop, which just happens to be situated on a mountain lake (the super adventurous may even want to take a dip). Once we finish relaxing, we grab dinner in a nearby town and get back to New York City in the evening.

Tour Price Includes:
•1 Night Lodging

•1 Breakfast
•1 Night Backcountry Camping

ALL Backpacking Meals:

•1 lunch, 1 dinner & 1 breakfast (Polish Delicacies Included)

ALL Necessary Backpacking Equipment:

Backpacking Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Sleeping Pillows, Headlamps, Water Filter, Cooking System & Accessories

•Round-Trip Transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Woodstock, NY in a comfortable passenger van

•Highway Tolls & Parking Fees

•Tent Site Caretaker Fees

•Fuel Expenses

Tour Price: $345​

Deposit: $150 required to reserve your spot

Tour Price Does Not Include:

•Dinner on Day 1 & Day 3, Hiking Snacks

•Medical Insurance of Any Kind

Hiking:

Day 1: Moderate, 5.2 miles and 1,350 feet elevation gain.

Optional Sunrise: Short walk.

Day 2: Easy, 2.9 miles and 200 feet elevation gain.

Since we are backpacking, we will each have a backpack weighing 20-25 pounds containing all necessary equipment for the duration of the hike. Participants must be in adequate physical condition to complete this route.

Required Equipment:

Hiking Boots

Pick-Up Location:

Olivier's Trails

159 Monitor Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Booking:

Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.

A $150 deposit is required to lock in your spot, if for any unexpected circumstance you can’t make it, 50% of the deposit can be applied to any future tour if you notify me at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled departure, 50% is non-refundable. The other $195 is due 2 weeks before the start of the tour. With 2 weeks remaining, the $150 deposit becomes non-refundable while the $195 can be applied to any future tour until 1 week before scheduled departure. If cancelling within 1 week of scheduled tour departure, no tour costs can be refunded.

All participants shall be required to sign waivers of liability prior to participation in this Adventure.

Note on Adventure:

The adventure will be postponed if chances of rain are 50% or greater as per The Weather Channel forecast 24 hours prior to tour departure.

In the case of rain postponing our trip, you can choose to either receive your money back or apply it to any future adventure.

Although I do my very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond my control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).

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TESTIMONIALS

"Olivier’s Trails is a truly unique travel experience. Olivier's passion for the outdoors and adventure is reflected in his thoughtfully crafted itineraries. From the local culinary experiences, thrill inducing activities, to details such as timing to catch the sunset at some of the most magnificent peaks in the world, Olivier’s attention to detail and overall preparation is reflected in the day to day of his trips... The 10 day European Alps ski trip Olivier crafted is one I’ll never forget. Highly recommend to those looking to experience the world through the lens of the outdoors."

Monika

Chelsea, New York

"Upon my return, I was asked... How was your trip? and my response was... An adventure of a lifetime! Olivier is truly dedicated to what he does and his intense enthusiasm shines through. He had planned an adventure-packed, scenic trip that included everything from rock climbing to whitewater rafting and hot spring sunsets in the Pacific Northwest that I will always treasure. Everyday the group trekked through new trails, saw amazing views and caught incredibly picturesque sunrises/sunsets. Olivier is passionate about what he does and you cannot go wrong joining him on his trails!"

Dominika

Glendale, New York

"Olivier organizes thorough itineraries and takes the hassle of planning, logistics and research away so you just need to fly to your destination and enjoy your time. He'll take you off the beaten path and show you an active vacation in a way you most likely haven't experienced before, all while sharing a ton of knowledge with the group throughout the adventure. Each day is packed with adrenaline-filled activities and after your tour is over, you will surely be coming back for more. Highly recommended!"

Jakub

Greenpoint, New York

"Olivier provided the most unique and adventurous way to enjoy the beauty Costa Rica has to offer. Rather than going on the typical tourist excursions, we were immersed into the local atmosphere in every way possible. From surfing, to rappelling waterfalls, each and everyday was its own extraordinary adventure.

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience. I truly felt I was living my best life in Costa Rica!

PURA VIDA"

Paulina

Little Neck, New York

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