Tag Archives: Trail maps

Lone hiker

Not planning your hike Planning is an essential part of your hiking trip. Not just picking your destination but many other things that happen between the time you leave your home to the time you return. Guidebooks and maps are important parts of your planning process use them. Read more about this here. Unless you live in the area you’re hiking in you’ll most likely need to travel some distance. So planning begins before you hit…

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Catskill Trail Guide and Mao with Compass and GPS

If you are like me you plan your hikes and backpacking trips meticulously. Using trail guides and maps are central to this planning process. But one thing I’ve learned over the decades of being out in the woods is that stuff changes and your guidebook lies. For example, here in the Catskills, the Long Path has a beautiful addition which has taken it off the road near Woodland Valley Campground (that’s another post), it’s not in…

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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!