The best hiking apps broken into four categories: navigation/planning, field identification, photography, and fun.
This up-to-date list of the best Catskills cafes and restaurants will help make your next pre- or post-hike chow extra-awesome.
Camping in the Catskills? This comprehensive list of resources, regulations and gear tips will help get you ready for your first Catskills campout.
If you’re looking for a new pair of hiking boots, this list of hiking boot brands and models will get you started with great recommendations.
The best scenic Catskills views? Often, they’re not the ones you'll find in any guidebook.
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.
One of the most exciting things to discover on a winter hike is a set of bobcat or coyote tracks in the snow — but which is which?
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.
These 35 tips for winter hiking will help keep you safe in the harshest conditions
Winter hiking essentials — crucial gear and intel to hike safely this winter.
I moved my hike from a windy Friday to a less windy (but much colder) Saturday. 80% of my online followers agreed with me. Here’s why.
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Watch as I plot a trailed route in the Catskills using GaiaGPS on my phone — after which, I plot a bushwhack route up Sleeping Lion and Halcott Mountain.
This is one of my favorite hikes to do in The Catskills. This video walks you through the trails and junctions from trailhead to summit, giving you a clear sense of just how lovely this hike is.
Once the cold weather sets in, you’ll start to see and hear these winter trail terms online in forums and social posts. Here’s what they all mean.
Yes, your planned hike is popular and even kids do it regularly — it still might kill you
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