Catskills Lean-to Crew Worktrip: Terrace Mountain Lean-to

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Looking for a fun and interesting weekend project? Join the Catskills Lean-to Crew at the Terrace Mountain Lean-To to help finish a newly constructed lean-to and privy.

Terrace Mountain Lean-to Work Trip  -  April 21-23, April 28-30, May 5-7

NY-NJ Trail Conference Catskills Lean-to Crew Leader Eric Friedman will be leading a work trip to the Terrace Mountain Lean-to to help finish the shelter which was constructed by the DEC in 2021.

Come for the day, or make this a fun overnight trip! Get in touch to let us know if you're able to join.

What we will be doing:

- Bringing tools and supplies in and out
- Staining the lean to and privy
- Closing gaps between floor boards
- Closing space between the rafters over the back wall
- Chinking the crack between the logs with oakum, and then covering the oakum with saplings
- Stonework in front of the shelter to minimize mud.
- Rebuild the fire pit
- Privy relocation and privy improvements.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday over three weekends - April 21-23,  April 28-30,  May 5-7

You can either come for the day or stay at the shelter to make a fun volunteer trip out of the experience! Eric will spend Friday and Saturday nights.

Those coming early on Friday, Saturday or Sunday are encouraged to meet at 9am. The meeting time may be adjusted due to volunteer circumstances. Those coming later will check for written notes, concerning what to carry in from Eric’s black and gray truck and will hike in on their own.

Where to meet:

At the Trailhead Parking for Wittenberg Cornel Slide (red) Trail. The trailhead is on Woodland Valley Road, off NYS Route 28 a few miles west of Phoenicia. There is no cell service at the trailhead or on the mountain. The last cell service from the south is in Boiceville.

What to bring:

Lunch and snacks, sturdy shoes, water, safety glasses, gloves, bug dope, and a headlight for the hike out. If you’ll be spending the night, bring your necessary overnight gear and food. Tools will be supplied. For those staying over, we do a combination of shared and individual food.

Who to contact:

If you are able to help out with the project, please register on the form below. If you would like to register for more than one day, register on the other event links, or clarify in an email to Eric Friedman. Be sure to include cell phone numbers and address, for carpooling purposes. This will allow Eric to notify participants with more specifics and any updates, such as weather cancellations. Contact Eric with any questions by email, text, or call 845-594-3817.

Additional Info:

The Hike In / Water / Shelter: In addition to bringing in any personal gear for the day or overnight, your help will be needed to carry in and out tools and some materials. We will hike in from the Trail head on Woodland Valley Road. It’s a strenuous 3.5 mile hike to the lean-to. Follow the Wittenberg Cornel Slide (Red) Trail 2.6mi. Take the Terrace Lean-to (Yellow) Trail 0.9mi to the Lean-to.

Water is a distance from the shelter, bring a few larger containers. In spite of the lean to not having a known reliable water source, I recently located a few seasonal water sources fairly close by. Water can be obtained on the hike in. The WCS Trail crosses many small water courses. The last one will be flagged with a red bandana.

Minors under 18: Will need to fill out a Guardian Consent Form, with a parent or guardian present during the worktrip.

Cell Service: There is no cell service at the trailhead or on the mountain. The last cell service from the south is in Boiceville.

Thank you again for your desire to help out. We're looking forward to seeing you at the shelter!

April 23rd, 2023 from 10:00 AM to  5:00 PM
Trailhead Parking - Wittenberg Mtn
Phoenicia, NY 12464
United States
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Additional worktrip information
Crew/Group Catskills Lean-to Crew
Leader Eric Friedman
Project Terrace Mountain Lean-to
For more information, contact... [email protected]
Minimum Age to Attend Any