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Where to Hike in New York in June

Updated monthly, this guide will inspire you to explore New York’s best hiking trails.

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KÜHL Hiking Pants (Review)

KÜHL kindly sent me two pairs of winter hiking pants to review. They‘re so good.

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12 Best Hiking Apps

The best hiking apps broken into four categories: navigation/planning, field identification, photography, and fun.

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34 Best Restaurants in the Catskills

This up-to-date list of the best Catskills cafes and restaurants will help make your next pre- or post-hike chow extra-awesome.

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KÜHL Hiking Shorts (Review)

We thought it would be fun to test some high-end hiking shorts. Would they live up to their own hype?

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Upgrade: More Backpack, More Fun

I switched my backpack from a 34 liter model that’s great for day hikes to a 65 liter model that’s more suited to overnights. I’m really happy with the upgrade.

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Winter Gear: Neck Gaiter / Buff

Sometimes small tweaks yield big benefits, and that’s exactly what wearing a neck gaiter does.

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