Baxter Mountain Trail in the Adirondacks is on of the sweetest trails in Keene Valley. Baxter is also one of the most hike-able and scenic peaks in the area.
A short but challenging bushwhack to the strange and beautiful summit of Samuels Point.
I asked, “How can hikers best use the mountains right now, in terms of bushwhacking? Should we cool it for a while?”
Is Huckleberry Loop Trail the most beautiful hike in The Catskills? This mile-by-mile guide walks you through it all.
The long hike out to Lower Wolf Jaw is steep and rugged, passing over Hedgehog Mountain. It also includes a very difficult slab rock scramble.
The Nun-Da-Ga-O ridge is as magical as it is tough. Do not let these easy-sounding mileage and elevation stats trick you!
This is the sketchiest hike I’ve done in The Catskills — and the most fun
Even in lousy conditions, the long, difficult hike to Seymour Mountain in the Seward Range is super rewarding.
This route to Poets Ledge on Kaaterskill High peak is very steep but very rewarding.
This steep, difficult double-peak hike is so rewarding on so many levels.
The bushwhack over North Dome and Mount Sherrill is never easy. I found a way to make it even more difficult.
The best scenic Catskills views? Often, they’re not the ones you'll find in any guidebook.
A bushwhack side-quest leads to an incongruous object…
This rugged route passes along the bottom of Race Brook Falls, then climbs through beautiful forest to a scenic lookout beyond the summit of Mount Everett.
I had no idea what I’d find on this unsung trail. I was blown away.
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