Tag Archive for hiking

How to Make a Successful Campfire

A lit Campfire

The knowledge of how to make a successful campfire a key skill for any overnight camping trip.  While there are many ways to make a good campfire one of the simplest and most effective techniques is the pyramid/tepee method of starting a campfire. 0. Find an appropriate place for the fire.  If there’s an existing…

St John’s US Virgin Island

Stream St Johns

St. John is an idyllic tropical island in the Caribbean known for it’s great beaches and hiking trails. While over half the island is national park, I decided to go off the trails and forge my own path. My goal was to start my trek on the souther part of the island (Fish Bay) and…

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…

2011 site update and notes about things to come

After a successful launch of  our website in 2010, we have several exciting updates for 2011. • GPS Waypoints for all videos going forward. This can help you better plan your trek or see where we’ve been by viewing it on google maps as well as downloading it to your gps device in csv, gpx…

Slide Mountain Winter Hiking

Northern scenic overlook

Travel along with me and climb the highest mountain in the Catskills region, Slide Mountain. Adding variety to our backpacking trek is the recent winter snowfall that covers the trail.  Shortly before the summit we’re greeted by an incredible view of mountain ranges to the North East.  As we push on past the scenic outlook…

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…

Breakneck Ridge bypass loop

Bannerman Castle and Island

Only an hour north from the skyscrapers of New York City, join me as I enjoy one of the best loop hikes in the United States overlooking the scenic Hudson Valley near Cold Spring, NY.  The rocky cliffs and steep ascents prove challenging but extremely rewarding. Travel with me as I guide you through the breakneck bypass loop of this trail.