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Every year for about the past 10 years, Jackie and I always go to Cape Ann, MA. It’s been a tradition of ours, and this is the first year we haven’t gone. Until yesterday. We took the 3.5 hour drive north to spend the day there. While not really hiking, we sure did a lot … Continue reading Cape Ann: Stage Fort Park/Headlands/Halibut Point
Today’s hike was spent enjoying another beautiful fall day. In my quest to hike every trail in Fahnestock, I knocked another two off the list. Only a few left to go. Parking on Route 301 on the westbound side is the start of the trail for Charcoal Burners. Follow the Red blazed trail all the … Continue reading Fahnestock: Charcoal Burners to Wiccopee Trail to Clove Creek Trail to Fahnestock Trail
What started as a morning being completely exhausted turned into an amazing day hiking. We were sitting around eating breakfast, trying to decide what to do with our afternoon. It looked like it was shaping up to be a beautiful fall day, so we didn’t want to be cooped up in the house, and we … Continue reading Fahnestock: Old Mine Railbed to Charcoal Burners to Three Lakes Trail
Breakneck Ridge. Named after all the broken legs that have occurred climbing to its peak. The crown jewel of hiking in the Hudson Valley. Home to upwards of 1,700 visitors on its busiest days. That last little tidbit is the main reason why we have stayed away for so long. Going hiking should be peaceful, … Continue reading Hudson Highlands: Breakneck Ridge