Tag Archives: hiking in the Catskills

Incredible Richness of Summer Life in The Catskills

by Dave Holden As I’ve described in other high-summers, the richness of this time is so visceral, so intensely, physically, in-your-face real, that it is almost hard to believe. Everything is alive – the sky dancing with little lightning-spark fireflies, maybe turned on by real lightning or even the heat-lightning pulsing silently through the summer clouds; the very air itself ... Read More »

[Video] Hiking Up Bonticou Crag in Mohonk Preserve, NY

by Krysti Sabins Lookin’ for a hearty helpin’ of rock scramble?  Here you have it!  During this hike in Mohonk Preserve outside of New Paltz, NY, we venture up the giant talus fragments of Bonticou Crag. The hike begins at the Spring Farm trailhead off Upper 27 Knolls Road.  This is one of the Preserve’s smaller parking lots and fills ... Read More »

Video: Come Explore Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills, NY

by Krysti Sabins During this autumnal sojourn, we venture into Kaaterskill Clove and up to its famous dual-cascading waterfall!  While only 1-mile roundtrip, this is a short but excellent hike for natural beauty and history. You can extend the walk to over 1.5 miles if you decide to hike both the trails to the top and bottom of the falls. ... 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 »

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 »