Backpack the Devil's Path

Overview
Pack List
Itinerary

Three rugged days on the infamous Devil's Path

The Devil's Path, known for being one of the most rugged and challenging trails in the eastern United States, has Rockies-like elevation gain over a challenging 25 miles. Set in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, the Devil's Path traverses the great summits of Indian Head, Twim, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter and West Kill mountains. 

Our journey completes the trail in three days, accumulating 9,000 feet in elevation gain along the way. You will carry your packs along with camping gear and food for duration.


TAKEAWAYS

Beginner-level proficiency in backpacking
Orienteering skills
Camping and outdoor cooking skills
Leadership skills and practice working in team setting
Knowledge about local flora and fauna
Respect for nature and how it can be applied to respect for our community
Inspiration and curiosity

PRICE

$219 per student

TRANSPORTATION OPTION

Van rental option including tolls, insurance and fuel: $400 per van per day.
Our passenger vans hold up to 13 students each.

GROUP SIZE

Groups range from 6 to 80 people.

SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Licensed and certified Discover Outdoors guides
  • Guided backpacking
  • Guided discussions
  • Meals: dinner, breakfast, lunch
  • Camp cooking equipment
  • Park and destination fees
  • Liability insurance

OPTIONAL

  • 2-person tent rental for 3 days: $48 per tent
  • Sleeping bag rental for 3 days: $38
  • Sleeping pad rental for 3 days: $15
  • Rucksack rental for 3 days: $33
  • Trekking poles rental for 3 days: $20

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Pack List

  • Hiking pants, 1 pair
  • Hiking shorts, 1 pair
  • Underwear, 2 sets
  • Hiking boots
  • Light wool socks, 2 pairs
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat
  • Fleece or light jacket
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (recommended: 40 - 60 liters)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
  • Bowl, mug, and utensil
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camelbak bladder or water bottles (3 liter capacity)
  • Toiletries
  • Additional snacks

OPTIONAL

  • Camera
  • Notebook and pen
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book
  • Camp shoes

Itinerary

DAY ONE

7:45    Meet at your school
8:00    Departure and drive to Harriman State Park
9:15    Arrive at trailhead
9:30    Organize gear, backpacking briefing and instruction
10:00  Hike with summit lunch
3:30    Arrive at camp, unload gear
4:00    Camping instruction and setup
4:30    Relaxation and games
5:30    Cookout and discussion
9:00    Lights out

DAY TWO

7:00    Wake up
7:30    Organize gear and pack
8:00    Breakfast and morning briefing
9:00    Hike with summit lunch
3:30    Arrive at camp, unload gear
4:00    Camping instruction and setup
4:30    Relaxation and games
5:30    Cookout and discussion
9:00    Lights out

DAY THREE

7:00    Wake up
7:30    Organize gear and pack
8:00    Breakfast and morning briefing
9:00    Hike
12:00  Summit lunch and discussion
2:00    Depart for school
3:30    Return