Winter Gear Checklist

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Catskills Winter Day-Hike Checklist

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This gear checklist for winter day-hikes is dialed-in for the Catskills. It’s a great jumping-off list for hiking in the winter or hiking in snow.

This checklist of hiking gear builds on Winter Hiking Gear: Survive & Thrive in the Cold which you should review before continuing. The winter-specific essentials listed here are all in addition to The 10 Essentials and a basic mountain hiking kit.

New to Read: Winter Hiking Essentials

Catskills Winter Gear Checklist

  • Pre-Planning – research your route, emergency numbers, basic gear requirements
  • Clothes – winter hiking requires many more layers than three-season hiking
  • Traction – proper winter traction is crucial for your safety
  • Food & Hydration – on winter hikes, you burn more calories, and faster
  • Tweaks – hike smarter this winter
  • Packing – more gear means more weight, and a brand new center of gravity
  • Bonus: Master Checklista one-page cheat sheet

In the Catskills only two summits (Slide and Hunter) are higher than 4,000 feet, and no summits are above tree line. This list should not be used to prep for any hike in the Adirondacks — or for hiking any other mountain range.

winter day hike checklist, catskills PDF
Catskills Winter Day-Hike Checklist

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DISCLAIMER: WINTER HIKING IS POTENTIALLY DEADLY / PROCEED ON ANY COLD WEATHER HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK
This document does not address the risks intrinsic to winter hiking which include exposure to lethal weather, frostbite, hypothermia, deadly terrain, slips, falls, bone breaks and concussions in isolated areas where no help is available. Cell service is not available in remote areas. In the event of any injury, hypothermia can follow quickly — and potentially death. It does happen. Every wilderness hiker should plan on having to self-rescue. Before venturing into the wilderness, even on well-known and popular trails, you must have the requisite knowledge, skills, gear and experience. Never hike alone. A group of at least three is always advised. This PDF lists common winter day-hiking gear. It should be used in conjunction with your own research, self-education, and in-person training. One PDF ain’t it.

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