Tag Archives: Weather

Cold weather alert

In light of the dramatic rescue of two young people in the Adirondack High Peaks this week, we need to be mindful of the incredibly fierce weather conditions that occur in the mountains of New York. Over the next week, the high summits in both the Adirondacks and Catskills will have some of the most extreme conditions this season. With high temperatures as low as -13 degrees and wind chills of almost -50 it may just be…

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Backpacker looking toward the stars

Chris and I just got back from another great backpacking trip in the Catskills. September is a great time to hike and backpack. The weather is cooler and colors are changing, not to mention the kids are back in school, so the trails are less crowded. One of the things we keep an eye on is the weather forecast. Why? According to the National Weather Service on their website they state, “What hazards are most common in…

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Fresh snow in the Catskills

On April 2nd, I posted (here) how blah this past winter was with a relative lack of snow. I also posted about misconceptions about the Catskills which mentioned the unpredictability of weather (I did that here). Well, to prove my point Mother Nature has graced us with a spring snowstorm on April 4th. As I write this post we are at about 5 inches on the ground and the snow is still falling steadily. Why…

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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!