Hike reports listed below are from hikes completed in the fall.
It’s just starting now, in mid-September — the first signs of New York’s fall foliage. Here’s the best place to track your leafy updates…
For planning, prepping and execution, here are the 9 key differences between hiking the Catskills and Adirondacks high peaks.
We thought it would be fun to test some high-end hiking shorts. Would they live up to their own hype?
These easy kid-friendly Catskills hikes have so much to offer your family.
This interactive master map lists all my hike reports to date
Take a leisurely nature stroll (or cycle) along the scenic Ashokan Rail Trail, a premier Catskills destination.
This three-tiered best bug spray system keeps me (mostly!) bite free in New York’s backcountry every season
Have you ever turned around on a hike for any reason? Hike safely. Always listen to your gut.
Here are three great reasons to always walk directly down the middle of every trail, and especially through any mud puddles or water you find on the trail.
Want a deep Catskills experience without the angst of a rigorous mountain hike? These are the hikes for you.
The ten essentials is a list of items you should carry on every trip into the backcountry. This essential gear can keep you safe and on track. In an emergency, it might save your life.
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.
One of my favorite post-hike hacks is to have a clean pair of socks and shoes waiting for me back at the car. It’s so amazing. Here are ten fantastic ways to treat yourself after a big day.
These are the best hiking books I’ve found to date. Many were instrumental in getting me started, and giving me the confidence to hike the wilderness solo.
A young man from Yonkers went missing April 24. His rented car was found April 30 at the main Laurel House Road parking lot. Later the same day, his body was recovered from the base of the falls.
The Catskill Mountains are located in New York State, just south of Albany and just west of the Hudson River.
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