CT Hike Spotlight: Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is the tallest “mountain” entirely within the state of Connecticut, located in Mt. Riga State Park. However, the tallest point in Connecticut is actually on the shoulder of Mt. Frissell. It is a fairly popular hike in Connecticut,…

A Brief History Of The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is the nation’s longest “marked footpath,” stretching approximately 2,178 miles (the exact figure fluctuates) from the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia to the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail blazes through 14…

The Gunks Rundown With Charlie Kelly (PICS)

A trad climber’s Mecca. A city rat’s favorite getaway. The Shawangunk Ridge—The Gunks, that is—is a crowded, inspiring mess during the summer months. It’s a line of bedrock that emerges from the foot of the Catskill Mountains and offers steep,…

The Scarcity of This Year’s Acorn’s Means a Terrible Year For Lyme Disease

I was glad to have been forwarded this article from the NYT’s for a couple of reasons. First reason being, it’s an intersesting story and connects to things that I would have never thought of: acorns and Lyme Disease. The…