WEEK #33 IN ADVENTURE!

WEEK #33 IN ADVENTURE!

This summer has been filled with one epic journey after the next! We are so proud of the hard work, discipline and true grit of our community of athletes. Getting to the starting line in one piece, finishes, great performances and adventures should be celebrated! Awesome job to all Eastern States 100, Fat Dog 120 Trail Race, Leadville 100 MTB and anyone who toed the line this weekend or had one heck of an adventure!

"Kids Outside" Cascade Mountain Trip Report by Ben Nephew

"Kids Outside" Cascade Mountain Trip Report by Ben Nephew

"While I knew Gavin would love the slide itself, I wasn’t sure how much he would enjoy any necessary off-trail travel to reach the slide. I asked Jan Wellford about the climb, and he said the bushwhacking was not that bad, you just had to get around the near vertical face of the falls, which is a major ice climbing spot in the winter months. I decided that Gav and I would give it a shot..."

Litter in Our Parks "Some People Just Don't Give a HOOT" by Joe Azze

Litter in Our Parks "Some People Just Don't Give a HOOT" by Joe Azze

Thank you to Ali Bauman of CBS News and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for helping to bring attention and awareness to the littering problem in our local parks. This is not just about our parks but about all parks and communities that have been experiencing a similar situation. We contributed some videos and pictures to the feature that was aired live Tuesday at 5pm.

Garbage on the Roads of Harriman State Park, NY

Garbage on the Roads of Harriman State Park, NY

I headed out for my ride yesterday (Monday) knowing that I was going to be pretty disappointed. This past weekend was a very busy time for Harriman State Park and for all State & National Parks. I had to approach several people asking them to discard and recycle their garbage properly. This video shows just a 100 yard section of the park.

“Gearing Up for the Long Haul” by Mike Siudy

“Gearing Up for the Long Haul” by Mike Siudy

The trail and atmospheric conditions this year at Manitou's Revenge were challenging to say the least, with hot, humid air, and slick rocks giving us runners an even greater challenge than usual. Instead of a race report this time, I decided to try a gear report. I figure if those conditions were not tough enough to test some gear, I don’t know what would be.

Spring Review: Naked Bavarian, Injury & The Cayuga Trails Marathon by Rich Heffron

Spring Review: Naked Bavarian, Injury & The Cayuga Trails Marathon by Rich Heffron

“As spring arrived, my preparations for the Cayuga Trails Marathon were going swimmingly. I had taken advantage of a mild Ithaca winter to get in a steady diet of 70–90 mile weeks coupled with regular workouts and even a few runs on the trails at Treman and Buttermilk but then I was stopped in my tracks…”

Video: 2017 Presidential Traverse with the MPF RNR Team!

Video: 2017 Presidential Traverse with the MPF RNR Team!

During Memorial Day weekend this year, the Mountain Peak Fitness / Red Newt Racing Team made their way up to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to complete the 18.8 mile Presidential Traverse. With it still being early in the season and after an epic winter in the Whites, we were looking forward to what the mountains would offer us. We traversed at a sensible pace and stayed together. I was out there with camera in hand to capture the day.