Catskill Mountains, NY – Big Indian Wilderness
Day 1 – 8.4 miles / 2,094′ Gained
Day 2 – 14.9 miles / 3,286′ Gained
Trip Total 23.30 miles / 5,380′ Gained
This trip is an overnight in the Big Indian Wilderness area of the Catskills in New York. My initial plan was to head towards Mongaup Pond to setup camp and get used to shooting with my new camera. All was going according to plan until I decided to head out on day 2.
On my GPS there was a 4×4 road that didn’t appear on my paper map. 0.4 miles away, however, was a road that looked very similar to the 4×4 road showing on my GPS, even terminating further North of my position in the same fashion. I thought I had gone 0.4 miles to far and it turned out that I was 0.4 miles short of the junction. Unfortunately I made the decision to switch backpacks 2 hours before I got on the road so the compass I could have used to help out wasn’t with me. The best course of action was to backtrack to the pond and head out the same way I came in.
Even with the extra miles this added the trip was still fantastic and the pond was absolutely beautiful. It doesn’t appear in the video but the pond continues from the area I was in so there is still a lot of exploration to be done here. Now that I’ve learned the area better I can eventually do the loop I wanted. There are plenty of other trails in the area so there is no doubt I’ll be returning in the future.
Safe travels all and thanks for stopping by to check out the video!
On my back: Osprey Atmos 65ag
On my feet: Vasque Grand Traverse Hiking Shoes / Darn Tough socks
Sleeping Bag: Sea To Summit Trek TK1 32°
Sleeping Pad: Big Agnes Air Core 20x72x3.25
Tent: Alps Mountaineering Lynx-1
And a bunch of other stuff
Main camera: CANON EOS Rebel SL2 200D / 18-55mm (yup, I got a new toy!)
Hiking camera: SONY HDR AS-300 (it got busted up pretty bad on this trip, but fixable)
Vanguard Tripod with a Pergear TH3 Fluid Head
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