Haystack Mt -Pawlet VT. & Breakfast

We will start off with breakfast at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House in Granville (Whitehall address: 1208 Hatch Hill Rd, Whitehall, NY.) It’s pancakes, waffles, french toast with pure maple syrup. They also have eggs. Menu online. Then it’s a short (15-20 min.) drive over to Haystack Mt. in Pawlet, VT to work it off. This … Continue reading Haystack Mt -Pawlet VT. & Breakfast

Albany Pine Bush Preserve White, Red, Blue & Yellow

Let’s start at the Kaikout Kill Barrens on the white trail .7 towards a diverse forest of pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, and native prairies adorning rolling sand dunes including the Great Dune on the Red Trail 1.8. We will take it counterclockwise to the Blue Trail 1.4 staying on the blue trail until the yellow … Continue reading Albany Pine Bush Preserve White, Red, Blue & Yellow

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Purple Trail

Let’s follow the Purple trail through the woods, over 2 bridges across the Hunger Kill and two road crossings to DiCaprio Park. The trail continues along the perimeter of various athletic fields to the DiCaprio Park Trailhead #11 where we will retrace our steps back to our car for a 3.7 mile in and out … Continue reading Albany Pine Bush Preserve Purple Trail

Cicadas incoming: Billions of insects poised to emerge in double-brood invasion

The winged insects are set to pop out of the ground in the coming weeks in a rare synchronized event that last occurred in 1803. Get a pair of cicada glasses: https://busyhiker.square.site/ This year’s emergence is expected to be unusually large, with some experts estimating that more than a trillion cicadas could blanket parts of … Continue reading Cicadas incoming: Billions of insects poised to emerge in double-brood invasion

Panther-town 5 waterfall hike.

Our hike will start at the Salt Rock Gap parking area at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers. We stopped at the salt rock overlook and saw a stormy day of beauty. From here we headed down the Wilderness Falls Trail to Wildcat Falls. Frolic town Trail to Frolic town Falls. We then proceeded … Continue reading Panther-town 5 waterfall hike.

Daniel Ridge Tr-Cove Creek Section Loop

This hike combines part of the Daniel Ridge Trail and a section of the Cove Creek Trail. Most all incline is done by the first 2.5 miles and it’s only 800’. We’ll be hiking clockwise on a gradual ascent as it follows along a fork of the Davidson River with beautiful cascades and waterfalls. About … Continue reading Daniel Ridge Tr-Cove Creek Section Loop

Moonshine and Confusion Falls via Asbury Hills

From Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center. The length of this hike, one way from Asbury to Moonshine Falls is approximately 4 miles, most all of it on Asbury property, following their trail system upstream along Matthews Creek. Asbury welcomes hikers to use their trails, as long as camp is not in session, or any … Continue reading Moonshine and Confusion Falls via Asbury Hills

Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Huyck Preserve (http://www.huyckpreserve.org) is located in the scenic hamlet of Rensselaerville NY and has been connecting people to nature for more than 80 years. Park at the Pond hill Rd. trailhead across from the Eldredge Education building. We will first hike around Myosotis lake. There is a nice waterfall to see. Distance is 4-5 miles … Continue reading Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

This is one to check out soon in NC…. This is a simple out-and-back on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wooded, shaded, beauty with a lovely view at the mid point. Most of the elevation gain is in the first half, with a super easy downhill return. The trail is very clear with no major hazards. Follow … Continue reading Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

Big Pond,North Pond,Jones Hill/ Hoffman Notch Wilderness ,Schroon Lake

Figure this out! Big pond, North Pond, and Jones Hill are all located in the Hoffman Notch wilderness by Schroon lake in the Adirondacks. This particular hike is approximately 9 total miles out and back with 1500 feet of elevation gain. High Point elevation is 1900+ or minus feet at the summit of Jones Hill. … Continue reading Big Pond,North Pond,Jones Hill/ Hoffman Notch Wilderness ,Schroon Lake