"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..."
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.
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.
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.
“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…”
I "Was Live" from the 2017 Manitou's Revenge Ultramarathon and Relay at mile 34ish on Indian Head Mountain, Devils Path!
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.
ou have to embrace the darkness to get to the light. There have been a lot of big changes in my life since my last race report, which was for Grindstone 100. I pretty much had a walk through Hell at Grindstone, as my marriage was coming to an end amongst other things. Trudging through pouring rain mostly alone for 30 hours or so gives a person way too much time to think....