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Time & Location

Jan 16, 2022, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM



About the event

Giant Ledge & Panther Mountain

Thank you for your interest in our hike to the catskill if you haven’t already done so please sign and return waiver.if you have done it once  you do not need to do it again a copy is filed.

TriState Hikers Inc is a Nonprofit Organization in NYC and our mission is to promote Mental Health Awareness through guided hikes,backpacking trips and overnight camping. We have recognized the need for more access to the outdoor for persons with limited resources and finances to escape the hectic city for a day of quiet in nature. Our weekly hikes are open to anyone who wishes to spend time in nature to heal and improve overall mental health.


  • Date:01/16/22
  • Time:4:30am(Brooklyn meet up)
  • Transportation-$45 (round trip)
  • Meet up location: contact Ava
  • Destination-Big Indian-catskill
  • Trailhead-Giant Lead trailhead
  • Hike begins-7am
  • Finish:1pm
  • Distance-6.2miles (round trip)
  • Weather-winter condition (snow)
  • TriState Hikers Waiver:Must be signed and returned
  • Suggested Donation to TriState Hikers outdoor programs for children and Adult via


This hike kicks off our winter edition hikes and are for those who wants to check off panther mountain for the catskill 3500 challenge. We will hike from the giant ledge trail head to panther making stop at the the ledges along the way that offers spectacular views of the catskill mountains as we make our way to the summit.winter conditions are expected so please dress accordingly,bring hot tea or soup to keep you warm during stops for break.a check list is below please double check before leaving home.

please indicate if you will be driving or using TriState hikers transportation.

What to bring


  • Wool socks (pack an extra pair
  • Spikes or crampons
  • Merino wool base layer (top & bottom)
  • Snow suit or waterproof pants
  • Trekking poles (A must)
  • Extra layer (sweater)
  • Gaitors (for face)
  • Waterproof gaitors for shoes
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves & hat
  • Headlamp
  • Great attitude

Food & water:

  • 2 liters (warm water)
  • lunch -recommended hot soup with protein
  • Avocado/tuna sandwich
  • Hot tea
  • snacks -protein bars/boiled eggs/nuts

Other items you may want to consider

  • Back up battery pack (with travel case)
  • camera
  • Seat pad (for breaks)
  • personal first aid supplies – aspirin, band-aids
  • Hand warmers & foot warmers
  • sun screen
  • Lip balm
  • Ziplock bag (to store food & electronics)
  • Dry bags ( to keep contents in your backpack dry)
  • Great attitude

Trail etiquette: simple guidelines to make the trail an enjoyable experience for everyone.

  • Stay on the trail. Do not take shortcuts even if you see what looks like a faint trail because it causes erosion and disrupts the gorgeous and precious ecosystems and environment you’re out there to appreciate.
  • Take nothing, leave nothing. Pack out what you bring in, leave no trace, Take pictures instead!
  • Passing & standing down. Stay to the right on wider trails and always make your presence known when about to pass by saying something like, “coming up on your left.” Stand down to faster hikers, Be cautious.
  • We’re all having our own experience. Abundant space is one of my favorite things about hiking, but remember everyone is out for their own experience. Don’t camp out with your camera in the middle of a trail or at some stunning view .
  • Greet people as they pass. It’s common practice,
  • Please don’t wear perfume. Not even a little. It is awful to be in someone’s perfume cloud when you’re concentrating on your breathing.
  • Going to the bathroom. Look for an area away from the trail,please pack out sanitary wipes,pads and tampons but using a small ziplock bag.sanitize or wash hand after.

Looking forward to meeting everyone

~AVA ~

Avalou Ross

Founder~TriState Hikers Inc.


Best regards, TRISTATE HIKERS, INC. “Be kind to your mind”

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