Hike reports listed here were done in the spring.
For planning, prepping and execution, here are the 9 key differences between hiking the Catskills and Adirondacks high peaks.
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.
Nothing beats watching the sun come up from a mountain summit — except maybe walking into the woods in the dead of night, alone, to catch an eclipse.
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.
When to watch for black flies, how best to avoid them, how to repel them, and how to treat their super-itchy bites.
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.
Storm King Mountain from Cornwall-on-Hudson has better parking and quieter trails — and you still get all the same incredible views.
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.
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