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Solo Hiking Advice for Women: Persist

Solo women hikers often face pushback from friends and family who’s anxiety is triggered by the suggestion that a woman might be heading into the wilderness alone. It’s time to call that what it is.

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iced-up Bash Bish Falls and pool

Bash Bish Falls

An easy walk leads to a spectacular payoff: Massachusetts’ highest waterfall.

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35 Best Tips for a Safe Winter Hike

These 35 tips for winter hiking will help keep you safe in the harshest conditions

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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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frozen trees on the summit of Wittenberg / winter hiking essentials

Winter Hiking Essentials

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

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Catskills Trail Conditions

A round-up of recent Catskills Trail Conditions, reported by hikers fresh off the trails.

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Catskills Fire Tower Challenge 2022

Everything you’ll need to complete the Catskills Fire Tower Challenge safely.

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small waterfall, long exposure

Secret Hike: Winter Views, Giant Quarry, Waterfalls, Ruins

I had no idea what I’d find on this unsung trail. I was blown away.

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Hikers helping each other

9 Best Catskills Hiking Groups Online

A list of my favorite Catskills hiking groups online.

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photo of fire tower at Hadley Mountain

Hadley Mountain Fire Tower

Delightful hike, sometimes steep, but a very rewarding payoff from Hadley Mountain Fire Tower.

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Grab this before your next hike…

Winter Gear Checklist

The perfect quick reference to keep you safe on your next cold weather hike

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