Eastern Hiking

Hiking The 2.8 Mile Breakneck Ridge Loop in New York

by Krysti Sabins Now that summer is fast approaching, it’s time to take on some heartier trails! For those of you located in the New York metro area, Breakneck Ridge is probably the MOST accessible, popular, and EPIC hike available to you! For those without automobiles, Breakneck has its own train stop on weekends via Metro-North – how convenient! This ... Read More »

March-ing (S-L-O-W-L-Y) Into Spring?

Editor’s Note:  Does this seem to you like the longest winter in history?  It has been colder and snowier in the northern Colorado mountains than we can remember for a long time!  But we saw the most wonderful sight this afternoon when out walking the dog – a BLUEBIRD!  A sure sign that spring IS on the way, even though ... Read More »

Druids on Dartmoor

by George Baird and Erica Obey As the polar vortex has its way with us, even snowshoeing the trail across the street from our house can begin to feel like an effort.  So it seemed like a good time to pull out some old pictures from a trip to Dartmoor, and curl up by the fire as we plan a ... Read More »

Still Winter in The Catskills

By Dave Holden Initially this winter we were not able to keep the snow-cover in Waghkonk, what with the roller-coaster-like swings in temperature, from arctic lows with wind-chills in the minuses changing back to above freezing and above average, sometimes in the course of one day. Same effect with the storms we were getting. We had some good ones with ... Read More »

Deep Ruts the Wagons Made: An Autumn Hiking Adventure

by Michael Perkins On one of those golden October mornings that you wish could be bottled for sipping throughout the year, four of us set forth to explore what might have been the first road from Kingston to Woodstock, a “lost road” called Waghkonck. It starts in Stony Hollow, off Route 28 across from Hickory Barbecue. (Note that the above ... Read More »