Author Archives: Todd Jennings

About Todd Jennings

I am a runner, a father, a philosopher, and a writer. I am also a seeker. Among the things that I seek are beauty and truth. From an external perspective, I've found both of those things when I run in the woods or on the quiet trails of the mountain tops . With each new run, more truth and beauty reveals itself to me. And so I keep running....

2018 Catskill Mountain 100K – Race Director’s Report

August 12, 2018 As I said in front of most of you at the race on Sunday, I have been coming to the Catskills for CMRR since 2004, and from that very first year I have been absolutely awestruck by … Continue reading

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Pigeon Mountain – Fulton County (CoHP #21)

June 15, 2018 Situated in Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, a 40,000-acre land parcel managed by the New York State DEC, Pigeon Mountain ranks as #12 in height among the 62 New York county high points. rates the hike as … Continue reading

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Battle Hill – Kings County (CoHP #20)

Sunday, October 8, 2017 The five boroughs of New York City are difficult to think of in terms of having summits, or even high points for that matter. I have personally lived in two of the five boroughs, and although … Continue reading

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Snowy Mountain – Hamilton County High Point (CoHP #19)

Thursday, August 31, 2017 My hike day began early, as I rose at 5:00am for the drive north to climb Snowy Mountain, which although not one of the so-called Adirondack 46ers, is the tallest mountain south of the 4,000 ft … Continue reading

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Black Mountain – Washington County High Point (CoHP #18)

Monday, June 12, 2017 The weather forecast for today was nearly picture perfect as I drove north – with the sun still below the horizon – to meet my friend Bob Harris in Newburgh. From there, we would do what we’ve … Continue reading

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White Friday – Oneida and Madison County High Points (#16 and #17)

Friday, November 25, 2016 On a day when many people are heading to the stores to begin their holiday gift shopping, I decided to go in effectively the opposite direction and try to knock out a couple of county high … Continue reading

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Schenectady & Albany County High Points – #14 and #15

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Two county high points were both within two and a half hour’s drive, and just 40 minutes apart from one another in the northern reaches of the mid-Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. Setting out from my … Continue reading

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