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View of Blackhead Mountain from Black Dome

Blackhead Mountain is a massive peak. When viewing it from the lowlands in the Hudson Valley, simply put, it’s huge. It offers some great views, just not from the summit but hiking it is an awesome experience. There are several things you’ll need to keep in mind when you hike in the Blackhead Range and in particular Blackhead. All approaches have steep sections, some approaches are long (here and here), and you’ll need microspikes/crampons in…

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The Eureka Alpenlite 2XT Tent is a two person double wall 3 – 4 season mountaineering tent. It boasts a strong A-frame design with multiple tie down points to secure it even in the most hostile conditions. The Alpenlite has steep walls for shedding snow and an added center hoop to pull out the walls for space and added strength. 1 door, 2 roof vents, 1 rear window and 4 side vents provide a number…

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First Aid

This July (2014) we were off to Peekamoose and Table Mountains in the Catskills. It was going to be a great day. Yes, I said going to be a GREAT day! Yup, sun was out, cool breeze and great company. Peekamoose and Table Mountains are the most southern of the Catskill High Peaks and offer some fine hiking, top rate backcountry camping, beautiful wilderness forests, and some awe-inspiring views. The distance to the summits from…

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Devil's Path from Burroughs Range Trail on the North Face of Slide

This is one of the toughest loops in the Catskills. With awe-inspired views, extensive first growth and subalpine forests, lean-tos, designated campsites, and mountain springs with sparkling chilled water this trip has something for everyone. Just the Burroughs Range alone is a thigh buster but add to it the ascent to the col between Giant Ledge and Little Slide Mountain and then the descent to Woodland Valley State Campground your body will be screaming for some…

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The Black Diamond Orbit lantern is intended for weight-mindful backpackers, climbers and explorers. This petite lantern packs a big punch! It provides the outdoor explorer, car camper or family left in a blackout with 45 lumens of bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package. It fits well into your backpack or glove compartment. With a unique DoublePower LED which works well with the dual reflector system and frosted globe, you’ll find this tiny lantern a…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!

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