The MPF Adventure club is a group of trail runners, mountain bikers, mountaineers, hikers, triathletes, cyclist, and anyone who loves nature and the environment. Our goal is to build a strong community of like minded individuals who share the passion for training and adventuring. We welcome everyone of all abilities to share in our community and desire for adventure.
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Once you fill out the form below, join the MPF Adventure Club on Facebook. This is the clubs main forum for communication between one another and where you will find all of the latest club happenings, adventures and training tips. You can ask questions about training, gear, upcoming races, as well as share opinions, thoughts, photos & videos from your adventures or workouts.
After joining the MPF Adventure Club, run over to Strava and join us there as well. Strava is a social network for athletes that tracks and stores all of your training data. Each workout, whether a run, bike or hike that you upload to Strava, will automatically be broken down into segments (specific section of road or trail) and compared against your past efforts, as well as other athletes who’ve run, ridden or explored that same segment. You can then see where you rank and use this information for motivation to train smart, move up the leaderboards, establish course records (CRs) and become the King (KOM) or Queen (QOM) of the mountain.
Adventures can take place anywhere so whether you're exploring your limits on a bike or challenging yourself to a mountain run, join us and strengthen your community of adventurers!
- Promote the outdoors & fitness.
- Promote Leave No Trace.
- Respect Parks & the Park Rangers who protect them.
- Help others with their adventures.
- Ensure Safety is of the Highest Priority on any Club Adventure.
- Show up to club adventures fully prepared and self sufficient.
- Establish goals & train smart!
Latest Adventure Posts & Articles
Today was indeed an adventure! We met this morning at the Mount Beacon Trail Head and ventured out to the Breakneck Point Trail courses covering several + miles. At points we went off course taking advantage of the abundance of snow with our snowshoes.
Harriman State Park needs volunteers to break some trails! Today we received about a foot+ of snow. We were hoping for more but this will do. Here is a little footage of our time out in Southern HSP. Be sure to watch the entire footage for an exclusive weather update from the one and only Elizabeth Azze!
We rang in the New Year with a trip to the Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness!
We spent the time checking out some new mountain bike trails in Sterling Forest, NY which were great, and then made our way over to Ringwood State Park, NJ where more trails were just taken shape.
Here are some photos from our day out on the trails in Harriman State Park, NY.
Saturday 7 am - Eric, Ned and myself set out to hike / run the Pemi Loop in New Hampshire'sPemigewasset Wilderness.
After the Hardrock 100, we made our way back to Boulder Colorado to meet up with a few friends before we took our flight back to New York. Phil Germakian guided us on an awesome run through the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
I headed up 93 Northbound in New Hampshire with Karl Loops to a seedy side road motel on a Thursday night, this began what proved to be a kick ass adventure on the 31 mile Pemi Loop.
Help us kick off the Springtime Jamboree by joining us on May 14th, on the Suffern to Bear Mountain Trail!
Since moving to the US, the ADK Great Rage Traverse has been on my list of must dos.
Happy New Year from Mountain Peak Fitness! Our videos, photos and training philosophy are meant to inspire you to get up and get moving! In 2016 we look forward to sharing helpful training articles as well as continuing to showcase the action of our awesome community! Thank you for your support!
We are here to explore the lands as freely as we like but we must revere them. With proper preparation and awareness we can accomplish the goal of safe travel and enjoyment while simultaneously minimizing our impact and leaving the Parks and Forests in better shape when we leave.
Date: July 12th, 2015
Location: Suffern NY through Harriman State Park to Bear Mountain NY.
Adventure: 23 miles, 5,400 feet elevation gain
Ryan Welts headed out with his training friend, Nate Sanel for a multi day fastpack in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Date: June 14th, 2015
Location: Carter Moriah Range in New Hampshire
Adventure: 17.5 Miles, 6 summits over 4k, 8,000 feet elevation gain
Date: May 5th, 2015
Location: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
Adventure: 43 miles, 7000 feet elevation gain
Today’s outing wasn’t on foot but on the wheels of my mountain bike. The plan was to ride familiar and new trails at Lewis Morris Park. I’m not an avid rider but I like trading in my trail shoes for my mountain bike...
When Ryan Welts from New Hampshire joined the MPF RNR trail running team I immediately thought it would be great if he led the next team adventure. I messaged him and he graciously accepted the task! We came up with a date, gear requirements, etc. and soon the trip became a reality and we were off to adventure on the 16 mile traverse of the Franconia Ridge.
Earlier in the winter, or should I say the extended fall, I was thinking that this run on the Breakneck Point race course might be relatively snow free, or at least have somewhat fast conditions. How things change! I can easily say that that was my slowest, uh, attempt at forward motion, ever!
Everyone has their bucket list and it's an ever changing list. It changes with age and what’s going on in your life and yet some places or events never change. About five years ago when I really started getting into the outdoors and trail running, I learned of all these amazing places: New Zealand, Patagonia, the dolomites, the PCT, AT, etc. How long would it take for me to travel to all these places while still trying to race, work and spend time with friends or even find friends who would want to go with you!?
Today we scouted out the Breakneck Point Trail Marathon and 25k course in the Hudson Highlands State Park, NY. Julian and I wanted to see if it would be feasible for the MPF RNR Trail Team to do the marathon course this weekend but we knew that the conditions were going to be tough and slow going.
As we embarked on our 4th annual winter adventure in the Catskills of New York, the trail conditions were relatively unknown. Each year the Slide Mountain Wilderness area has offered us something different, some years the trails have been covered in thick sheets of ice, other years snow but never deep enough to warrant snowshoes 100% of the time. This year was a whole different story….
We finally made our way back to Schunemunk Mountain State Park in New York! This is a very visible mountain from around the region. Its summit reaches close to 1,700 feet above sea level. For roughly three miles of the 25+ miles of trails in the park, there are two ridges running parallel to each other, separated by the valley of Baby Brook. It's a great training ground to work on your climbing and technical running.
We had a great hike in Harriman State Park (NY-NJ Trail Map 118) after a little more snow fall hit our area! We covered about 9 miles and broke trail for about 8 of those. Couldn't have asked for better working conditions! We finished the hike with a little water crossing over Stony Brook where the bridge is out (orange to white trail).
We covered just over 8 miles of trails in Sterling Forest, most of it was covered in ice. The rocks and trees were even wrapped with a thick layer of ice. With the weather we had today, it is especially important to be prepared and carry some emergency gear.
Thank you to MPF Athlete Julian Vicente for leading today's hike in Norvin Green State Forest! It was great to spend some trail time with a couple of new faces. We started 8am sharp and covered about 11 miles of fun, rocky trail with a lots of up and down.
Temps started out at about 40º and rose steadily through the morning. Trails were slushy, some had ice and a little snow cover, others were wet but traction was surprisingly fine at times. Looks like some cold weather is in the forecast and more rain on the way tonight, microspikes may be in order. Lets hope for some snow this coming Tuesday!
The team headed out with some friends this past Sunday. We hiked the fun Seven Hills Trail in Southern Harriman State Park. The trail is about 6.5 miles point to point, and has roughly 1,500 feet of elevation gain.
This past weekend we held our 2nd annual training camp for the MPF Campmor Trail Running Team and based it around the 2013 Manitou's Revenge 54 Mile Ultramarathon course in the Northeastern Catskills (Trail map 141). The Manitou’s Revenge Ultramarathon takes place June 22nd and spawned into life as an extension of the legendary Escarpment Trail Run.