Amy had been planning to attempt hiking Mount Washington (6,288 ft (1,917 m) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on New Years Day for the whole of 2016 but weather conditions had something else in mind.
Here is a little footage from our winter adventure in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness of New York. This was over the New Year!
We rang in the New Year with a trip to the Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness!
Plan C was to head north to ride the Camel’s Hump by the Bamforth Ridge, where the trailhead was about 2k feet lower. It was raining hard as I drove north, and I was starting to accept that I might be out for a 7 hour ride with no run.
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.
This was plan D, and what a fine plan it turned out to be. The forecast for Sunday did look quite bad, with rain and high winds (50-70mph), and the possibility of thunderstorms...
There are 35 high peaks in the Catskill Mountains that are above 3,500ft elevation. People that summit all 35, plus 4 of them in winter, can become “Catskill 35ers“. For most people that is enough. am not one of those people.
Saturday 7 am - Eric, Ned and myself set out to hike / run the Pemi Loop in New Hampshire'sPemigewasset 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!
Some folks spend their entire lives trying to get a sighting of the rare male Rusiecki in the wild. I not only managed to spot it, it ended up chasing me all through southern VT. This is my story…
Since moving to the US, the ADK Great Rage Traverse has been on my list of must dos.
Over the weekend of February 20th, the MPF RNR team headed into the backcountry of New Hampshire’s White Mountains to do a little winter backpacking. Here are some pictures from the adventure!
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.
I believe the adventure and joy that trail running offers should be experienced by all so this past weekend I led a beginner trail running clinic at Bear Mountain State Park sponsored by Run On Hudson Valley.
Location: White Mountains of New Hampshire
Adventure: 30 miles, five headwalls in one day- King Ravine, Great Gulf, Tuckerman Ravine, Huntington Ravine and Madison Gulf. 31,000 feet of elevation change (15.5k up, 15.5k down).
Here are some pictures from this past weekends team adventure in New Hampshire!
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.
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.
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.
Winter can be a hard season to navigate through when it comes to adventuring outdoors, especially for some who get the winter blues or are hesitant to embrace the cold, icy conditions. The goal of this article is for you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the winter feeling prepared and ready for the challenges ahead. I will discuss tips and offer gear advice based on what we use during our winter adventures that last can last 2 hours to all day.
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.
Gearing up for the 2014 season by heading to the Catskills for the 3rd annual Slide Mountain Loop. We tackled plenty of ice while climbing up cliffs, slid down sides of peaks and worked as a team negotiating technical sections. Today was a day to be engulfed by the beauty and strength of the Catskill Mountains.
Date: October 13th, 2013
Location: Southern Catskills of NY, Slide Mountain Wilderness
Adventure: 14.2 Miles, 5,000 feet elevation gain
The Great Range Traverse is consisting of a series of peaks along a ridgeline that runs southwest from Keene Valley. The peaks along this ridgeline, starting from the NE, are Rooster Comb, Hedgehog, Lower Wolfjaw, Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Little Haystack & Haystack and Mount Marcy, but after researching a bit they’re many different variations of the above.