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Secrets of Samuels Point

A short but challenging bushwhack to the strange and beautiful summit of Samuels Point.

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Scenic Mountain View from Indian Head Overlook

The Sketchiest Hike in the Catskills

This is the sketchiest hike I’ve done in The Catskills — and the most fun

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7 Amazing Scenic Catskills Views You Don’t Know

The best scenic Catskills views? Often, they’re not the ones you'll find in any guidebook.

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Secret Hike: Bushwhack Easter Egg

A bushwhack side-quest leads to an incongruous object…

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Secret Hike: Winter Views, Giant Quarry, Waterfalls, Ruins

I had no idea what I’d find on this unsung trail. I was blown away.

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Steep Catskills Hike to Two Lookouts

A short, steep Nature Walk through peaceful woods to two views of the Ashokan Reservoir and surrounding Catskills peaks.

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