Tag Archives: Hiking

Trail register at Diamond Notch

Most maintained trails have a trail register and possibly a kiosk. In our many years on the trail we have observed back-country travelers faithfully sign-in and out providing valuable information for authorities. We have also seen hikers, hunters, trail-runners, mountain bikers, etc. pass right by them as they don’t exist. First I have to admit, here in New York, our registers ask for a lot of information which I do not give (i.e., address). Yes,…

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Women hiking near water

Fluid replacement is critical to athletic performance. Yes, I said it, athletic. That’s what extended hiking is. I’m not talking about your walk in the local park, but intensive hikes that last longer than 1.5+ hours. I hear many theories on how much water one should drink during sporting events and many are “one size fits all” in nature. Intense activities lasting longer than an hour will require a specific re-hydration strategy. This applies to…

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Middleburgh from Vroman's Nose

Vroman’s Nose is a little mountain with a giant view. Located just outside the Village of Middleburgh, this small peak has been a hiking favorite for thousands of people. I would imagine that many avid hikers got their start here. Although not typically thought of being Catskill, these hills are akin to their larger members inside the Blue line. In fact, Arnold Guyot, the geologist who measured much of the Appalachian chain felt the Catskill…

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Campfire

I had to laugh. I wondered if the music at the start had something to do with how easy it was to start the fire. But really, great video on a subject that’s not well taught (or taught at all). This is a well done tutorial watch it until the end for the “out-takes”. Related searches: How to start a fire in the snow Starting a fire under adverse weather How to make a fire…

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Chris on Giant Mountain Summit eating a well deserved "lunch"

Thomas Edison once said “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” I know he was not talking about climbing slides in the Adirondacks and actually our summit bid was completely successful and we had a great day, but his quote holds truth. Good Intentions We set out to climb Giant Mountain on the Bottle Slide. I’ve climbed Giant via Eagle in the past and for a number of reasons…

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5/5

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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