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Morgan Outdoors 8th Annual Five Fire Tower Hikes Guidelines


1. Hike to one (1) or more of the 5 Catskill Fire Towers between May 14 and October 10, 2016

2. Enter hike details on your Morgan Outdoors Five Fire Tower Passport 2016.If more

than one person hiked, write their name, age & where they’re from on back of Passport.

 3. Turn in your Passport at Morgan Outdoors by Monday, October 10th, at  2:00pm, to enter the

drawing for 3 great prizes:

Osprey Daylight pack  «  Darn Tough Vermont socks  «  Klean Kanteen water bottles


HISTORY:  Years ago, fire observers watched over the Catskill forests from 23 towers, searching for signs of forest fires. Today, only 5 steel towers remain in the 1,102 square-mile Catskill Park – restored by volunteers so you can enjoy amazing views. Restorations made possible through partnership between volunteers, NYSDEC and the Catskill Center.

DIFFICULTY:  Hikes range from “kinda” easy to “gosh darn” tough. Red Hill is a great beginner choice.

 MAPS:  The NY/NJ Trail Conference produced a special brochure for each Fire Tower, with a trail map and hiking guidelines. Available at Morgan Outdoors or online:

PASSPORT:  On weekends, some Fire Towers have volunteers at the summit or covered cans where you can get a fire tower card that proves you have been there. Get one and fill it out!  If this is not available, just simply fill out the Passport. The more fire towers you climb, the better your chances of winning a prize. The drawing will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016.

BADGES: You may earn a Catskill Fire Towers badge when you turn in your Passport – at Morgan Outdoors or by mail with stamped self-addressed envelope. First 100 people to turn in Passports receive a badge.

So what are you waiting for?    Get Hiking!

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