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Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Trail, Phoenix

It was the last day of our crazy two week hiking and sight seeing trip starting in Las Vegas, heading through California, Utah, and Arizona – we would fly out from Phoenix in the late afternoon. So we woke up … Continue reading

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Cathedral Rock, Sedona Hike

Supposedly an ‘energy vortex’ of spirituality. Supposedly one of the most photographed spots in Arizona. Supposedly an easy hike. You can suppose a lot of things about Cathedral Rock [Try the intersection of Route 179 and Back O Beyond Rd … Continue reading

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How to spend a day in Canyonlands National Park

The town of Moab, Utah is beyond blessed to be surrounded by some of the most splendidly obscure sights on the planet. The area boasts two national parks, the well-known Arches and the more hushed Canyonlands. This perhaps is one … Continue reading

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Mohonk Preserve Bonticou Crag and Table Rock, New Paltz Hike

This past weekend I made a trip down to New Paltz to hike in the Gunks with the fall foliage, it was beyond beautiful. We were ready for another rock scramble, our last one was at the nearby Mohonk Mountain … Continue reading

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Mohonk Mountain Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze, New Paltz Hike

The Mohonk Mountnain House is a ritzy resort in New Paltz [1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561]. Those who stay at the castle have access to Lake Mohonk, tennis courts, golf, and all sorts of activities; it sure … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Hike: Breakneck Ridge

Intense rock scrambling, killer views, and a foreboding name: Breakneck Ridge [Intersection of Fair St & Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY – follow 9D and parking will be after the tunnel]. This is a mighty popular trail, and for good … Continue reading

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North-South Lake Escarpment Trail

A trip to North-South Lake was on my bucket list for this summer, and I couldn’t have been happier to complete the escarpment trail – all 10 miles of it [North Lake Road (Rt. 18) and Sc(h)utt Road in Haines … Continue reading

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