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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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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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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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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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Stissing Mountain Fire Tower, or When the Wind Blows (The Tower Will Rock)

I’d been meaning to get to Pine Plains to try the hike to the fire tower on Stissing Mountain anyway, so I changed into my hiking togs at the office on Monday afternoon and headed up there to do that thing. Continue reading

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