Category Archives: Trail Running

2019 Catskill Mountain 100K – Race Director’s Report

Well, another great August day in the Catskills is under my belt now, with 2019 being my 15th year associated with this unique and very special event.  As I reflect on this year’s race, I am struck with opposing thoughts, … Continue reading

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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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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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