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Shaupeneak Ridge II, or It’s All Uphill from Here (For Better or Worse)

I’d expressed my concern that I haven’t gotten enough uphill training to my sweetie and, being a solution-oriented engineer type, he suggested we find a hike where he could drop me off at the bottom of a long hill, then meet me at the top to drive back and do it again without the “break” of walking all the way back down. Continue reading

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Kaaterskill Falls, or Braving the Crowds (Is Totally Worth It)

Kaaterskill Falls is a force of nature that helped characterize the nature of America. It is magnificent, especially at full-flow, even when viewed form among a horde. 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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