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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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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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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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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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High Falls, or The First Hike of Spring (Was More of a Stroll, but it Sure Was Gorgeous)

As far as actual training value, my first hike of the season was kind of a dud. In every other way, though, it was absolutely wonderful. Continue reading

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