scenic sunrise view of Kaaterskill High Peak

Quiz: Catskills Scenic Spots

How well do you know your Catskills scenery?

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collage of characters from the best hiking movies

15 Best Hiking Movies, Ranked Perfectly

Want to watch the best hiking movies? This list spans multiple genres: comedy, horror, adventure, social criticism, biography, and spirituality. But it’s hiking all the way…

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Sean enjoying the benefits of winter hiking

12 Life-Changing Benefits of Winter Hiking

Are you willing to give up outdoor life for months on end? The hell you are. The benefits of winter hiking far outweigh the risks of staying inside for months on end.

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catskills fall foliage 2022

AllTrails App Safety Issues

Look, the AllTrails app is fine. I use AllTrails. My friends use AllTrails. We all use AllTrails. BUT…

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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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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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Hikers helping each other

9+ Best Catskills Hiking Groups Online

A list of my favorite Catskills hiking groups online.

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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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two mountain summits

The Hard Catskills Quiz

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

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Hello, I’m Sean

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