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Mohonk Mountain Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze

Join us as we hike through the Labyrinth & experience the Lemon Squeeze at Mohonk Mountain A little over an hour from the sky scrapers of NYC and awaits a great day hike around Mohonk Mountain (Shawangunk).  Sitting in the middle of a vast estate, the Mohonk Mountain House is surrounded by hiking trails.  While…

Anthony’s Nose trail

Bear Bountain bridge

30 Minutes North of New York City, lies the quick but enjoyable hiking in and out trail known as Anthony’s Nose.  It offers similarly spectacular views to that of Breakneck Ridge and Mount Taurus;  In fact it offers a more sweeping view of the Hudson Valley and directly overlooks the scenic Bear Mountain bridge.  It offers…

Alander mtn hiking loop Day 1

Trail signs

Situated at the corner of 3 states, this backpacking adventure takes us into MA, CT & NY all in one overnight adventure.  During our ascent of Mt. Frissell, we’ll cross the highest point in CT.  The Bear Mountain hike in CT has a plaque that states it’s the highest point but it was latter discovered…

Mt Taurus to Breakneck Ridge day hike

Forest hiking trail

Overlooking the Lower Hudson River, Mt Taurus (AKA Bull Hill) offers some great views of the Hudson Valley & surrounding area including the village of Cold Spring.  It offers a good day hike challenge while not being overly difficult or technically challenging. While enjoying an excellent fall hike on the generously wide trails that the…

Cobre Lake Hiking and Camping

Damaged Tree

Boreal forests, natural beaches, abandoned mine exploration and more wild Blueberries then I could possibly hope to eat describe my incredible experience while hiking and camping the Cobre Lake trail in beautiful summer weather.  Follow along with me and my hiking buddy as we start backpacking through the forests of northern Ontario. We start out…

Breakneck Ridge and Wilkinson Memorial trail

Refilling water at stream

An hour north from the skyscrapers of New York City, join me as I backpack one of the best hiking loops in the United States overlooking the scenic Hudson Valley River near Cold Spring, NY.  This time I travel not only along the popular Breakneck Ridge route but also take an extended route via the…

Bear Mountain CT Trail Loop

Summit view of valley

Journey with me as we climb one of the highest points in Connecticut on it’s most popular hiking trail, Bear Mountain. At it’s summit we’re greeted by a huge stone pyramid that we climb to get a remarkable view of the valley and lakes below. During our hike up the mountain we encounter many scenic vistas, rugged terrain, streams and travel through ancient forest.

Hiking Camping Gear and Supplies: Tents

hiking camping trails killarny backpacking overnight tent setup

A three season tent provides suitable comfort in pretty much any weather the average camper would care to be out in. Even if one plans to only camp in summer having this can still be beneficial for those unexpected cold nights.

Bear Mountain NY Loop

Bear Mountain Bridge from trail

Only an hour North of New York City, accompany me as journey up bear mountain enjoying many excellent views of the terrain, hudson river valley and part of the Appalachian trail (A.T.).

Pinnacle & Pulpit Rock Backpacking

hiking across river near trail

Only an hour NW of Philadelphia, backpack with me as I guide you through what’s considered to be the best loop hiking trails in all of Pennsylvania and one of the best in the United States.  This trail will give you an excellent workout and you’ll be well rewarded when you get to the top…