Monthly Archives: May 2017

Minnewaska/Mohonk Long Loop, or A View to a (Coxing and Peters) Kill

The sun came out briefly on the Saturday morning of an otherwise chilly, overcast and ultimately rainy Memorial Day weekend, and I wasn’t going to waste the only good weather we’ve had in the last week. I got up early and headed up to the Shawangunk Ridge for a long loop through Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve. Continue reading

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Harriman State Park, or A Long Loop (From Lake Skannatati)

A 9-mile loop with an abandoned mine, two lakes and an old burial ground. Sign me up! Continue reading

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Franny Reese State Park, or An Early Morning Quickie (and Some Cool Ruins)

Franny Reese State Park is my go-to if I want to get in a little outdoor exercise but I don’t have a lot of time. Continue reading

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Shaupeneak Reserve, or I Can Take the Heat (Just Don’t Let Me Skip Breakfast)

The middle of the third week of May finally brought me some spectacular hot and dry training conditions. Time for a Wednesday afternoon jaunt up Shaupeneak Ridge! Continue reading

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Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap, or These Knees Are as Old as I Am (Unfortunately)

Imagine my surprise when I finally hit the trail and learned that muscle or lung or heart failure weren’t going to stop me from achieving my goal, but my knees just might. Continue reading

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Mohonk Preserve Weekend Part II: A Long, Wet Hike (on a Sunday)

Day two was much more satisfying all around. Aside from getting rained on and again choosing a route with way too much time on carriageways, it was a practically perfect day out. Continue reading

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Mohonk Preserve Weekend Part I, or A Short, Hot Hike (on Saturday)

The last weekend in April I made use of my Healthy Ulster one-month pass to the Mohonk Preserve to check out a few less-traveled trails. Continue reading

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