Sean Dix Range

Why Turning Around is the Boldest Move

Press on or turn back? This split second decision can be life-altering.

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Lightning strike on a mountain, dangerous myths

13 Lightning Safety Myths That Could Get You Killed in a Thunderstorm

Much longstanding lightning safety advice remains useful, but some important debunking has taken place.

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Cornell Crack

Wittenberg & Cornell from Woodland Valley

An extremely rewarding hike that includes the infamous Cornell Crack and breathtaking views from both mountains.

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Hiker standing in snow on mountain ridge

How to Winter Hike: The Essential Roundup

If you’ve never hiked in winter, this is a great page to get started on your winter hike journey.

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slide mountain view

Slide Mountain (Best Route)

This loop features an easy ascent, great Catskills views, and a beautiful walk-out that passes through varied woods and terrain.

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cascade’s open rocky summit

Cascade & Porter Hike

This entry-level Adirondack High Peak hike is a great introduction to the rigors of mountain hiking: rough trails, rocky scrambles and incredible views make this short day-hike super rewarding.

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Kaaterskill High Peak hiking trail

Kaaterskill High Peak Hike

The classic Kaaterskill High Peak hike route.

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Lower Great Range in the Adirondacks

Lower Great Range via Weld Trail

One of the great Adirondack challenges.

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Bull Hill / Mount Taurus

Bull Hill (Mount Taurus) Full Loop Hike

Bull Hill (Mount Taurus) Full Loop is a challenging route that’s absolutely packed with views and ruins.

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red eft sitting among stones on wet hiking trail

Hikes With No Views Have The Best Views

Always keep an eye on your feet.

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Trail signpost for Undivided Lot Trail in Mohonk Preserve

Undivided Lot & Laurel Ledge Loop

Want classic Gunks terrain, scenic views and a fun cave? Hike this hike.

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view from balsam lake fire tower of balsam forest below

Balsam Lake Fire Tower (updated)

Incredible 360° wilderness views make this hike spectacular at any time of year.

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two hikers in snowy forest

10 Ways to Be a Better Winter Hiker

Winter hiking can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it presents specific challenges. The following tips will help you become a safe and successful winter hiker.

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catskills red barn and sugarloaf mountain seen in the snow

Sugarloaf in Winter (Safest Route)

A beautiful hike to one of the grandest of Catskills high peaks.

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stone ruins, catskills, Rochester Hollow

Death in Rochester Hollow

The 69-year-old from Clinton Corners was hiking with two friends when he collapsed.

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hiker extending two fingers on a winter mountain hike

27 Unbeatable Winter Hiking Tips

Hate the coldest season? With a little extra gear and prep, and these winter hiking tips, you can stay warm and dry and hike into the wilderness for an incredible adventure.

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