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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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Less Than a Month to Go, or Ready or Not (Here I Come)

I’ve been training at the gym and on the trail to get my body ready. I’ve used my Google-Fu to to get my psyche ready. I’ve collected and tested my gear to get it ready. So, after all that, I should count on being ready, right? Continue reading

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Outdoor Research Women’s Oasis Sun Sombrero, or Maybe Looking Cool Doesn’t Matter (Being Cool Does)

In the desert I won’t be able to rely on leafy trees for shade like I can at home in the Hudson Valley. 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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Hadley Mountain, or The Bluest Adirondack Sky (and a Fire Tower)

The second-to-last Sunday in April proved to be some of the best hiking weather of the Spring so far. A good thing, too, because I’d made plans to head up to the Southern Adirondacks to meet my oldest and best friend for a jaunt up Hadley Mountain. Continue reading

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Bear Mountain Loop, or Sometimes the Trail Rewards You (By Being Stairs)

Saturday wound up warm and dry enough to squeeze in a late afternoon trip to Bear Mountain State Park for the loop up over the mountain. Continue reading

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