Tag Archives: Ulster County

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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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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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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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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Minnewaska State Park, or Gertrude’s Nose Loop (On a Chilly Saturday Morning)

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, full stop. Continue reading

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