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Best Camera Settings for Photographing Sunsets & Sunrises (40+ Tips)

Dawn and dusk: there’s no better time of day to shoot landscapes than when the sun is low on the horizon. Here’s everything you need to know to plan, prepare, and pull off the perfect sunrise photo shoot.

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Arnold Guyot Catskills Mountains Map

Arnold Guyot’s 1879 Catskills Map

Do you know where Bee Line Mountain is in The Catskills? You’re about to find out…

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Winter Hiking Essentials

Winter hiking essentials — crucial gear and intel to hike safely this winter.

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idiot and Sean

Cidiot Episode 55: Hike Your Own Hike

What's the difference between a walk and a hike? How did my first bear interaction go? How about that time I almost died on Blackhead mountain? Click here to listen.

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Your Favorite (Small) Hiking Moment

There’s no part of hiking that I don’t absolutely love — but, every time, this one moment really stands out…

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hikers ascending a rocky summit

The New York Wilderness Quiz

Think you know New York’s wilderness? Sure, sure you do…

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The Hard Catskills Quiz

How well do you know The Catskills? This quiz will tell you.

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Hello, I’m Sean

I write independent hiking content to help hikers like you find amazing hikes in the Catskills, Adirondacks, Gunks, Hudson Highlands, Taconics and beyond.

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