The Time That Changed Everything
Whether you're a snowboarder, skier, runner, climber, cyclist, or triathlete we've all had- The Time That Changed Everything.
Peak wants to publish your stories about that fateful day.
#callforsubmissions #yourstories #running #climbing #triathlon #cycling #skiing #snowboarding.
The Cat's Tail Trail Marathon
The Catskill Forest Preserve
It’s not a park. That’s perhaps the first thing visitors need to know about the Catskill Forest Preserve(CFP).
The area commonly called the “Catskill Park” is a mix of public and private land. A “blue line” was drawn on a map in 1904 establishing the boundary. All lands inside that “park” boundary acquired by New York State must be keep forever wild.
It’s not a park in the sense of a state park, but an ideal of land acquisition.
Jason on Ice
In one of the warmer winters the Hudson Valley has in the past few years, the question of whether ice is climbable or not is a hot topic. There are many factors that go into the formation of the ice that climbers enjoy traveling over. Ice is a living medium.
Winter in the Catskills
Yes indeedy, it's winter in the Catskills, even if the rest of the Hudson Valley isn't seeing it yet. Hang on for that nor'easter on Saturday Hudson Valley Weather is calling for.
Hunter Mountain has 6 out of 11 lifts open and 45 trails. Belleayre Mountain 5/ 8 lifts and 23 trails, Ski Windham 5/12 lifts and 35 trails and Ski Plattekill has 2/4 lifts and 8 trials.
On the Catskills Trail Conditions Facebook group members are reporting the need for microspikes or crampons on trails on higher elevations.
"Powdery snow up high of 6"-10", wet snow a bit lower 4"-8", ice everywhere. I think that sums up the Catskill Mountains right now. Wear your spikes and gaiters."
Alpine Endeavors is reporting that there is ice in Stony Clove. Thin, but it's in.
"Stony clove has the best ice right now but keep mind it's thin and not well bonded".
Always check conditions for yourselves as things can change quickly.
Minnewaska Ski Race
Winter sports lovers have a new racing opportunity in the Gunks in February.
The New Paltz Challenge XC Ski Race, sponsored by the New Paltz Chamber, the folk who bring you the Father’s Day Half-Marathon, and the Shawangunk Nordic Ski Association will take place on Saturday, February 6 at Minnewaska State Park in Kerhonkson.
This event is cancelled due to lack of snow.
Mountain Peak Fitness
"Come further up, come further in!” Aslain extolled his followers in “The Last Battle” the final book in the Chronicles of Narnia.
This is the call that envelops all who delve into Nature.
“Come off the roads and carriageways. Come in, come away from the noise and the distractions, come, come. Stay for hours. Start in the dark, end in the dark. Leave the well-trod paths and the plebeian safety and security of civilized life. Learn to drink from creeks, sleep in the woods, and find your way among the trees and stones. Come. Come further up, come further in,” Nature calls seductively.
The Cold Catskills: Dressing for Winter Adventures
With winter approaching we’ll start to see more and more ill-prepared hikers in the Catskills. It’s important to know the right clothing to wear and the special gear you may need on a cold weather trip.
Your clothing should be broken down into three basic layers: a base layer, an insulating layer and a top layer that will protect you from the elements.
First there was the Trapps App, then came the Nears App and, coming this spring, there will be two new apps- the Peter’s Kill Bouldering App and the Peter’s Kill Climbing App.
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
American Aaron Gwin won the men’s elite downhill mountain bike race Saturday at the Windham Mountain UCI World Cup with a time of 2:38:10.
Peak Magazine is designed for everyone who finds their peak experiences in the peaks of the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains.
Look here for stories and photos featuring the athletes, events, and locations from around the peaks.
Peak Magazine’s primary mission is provide an informational hub for outdoor sports in the Gunks and the Catskills of the Hudson Valley.
Ellenville Mountain Running Festival
Slideshow and results.
Wildcat 50/100 2015
The Wildcat 100/50 mountain bike races on Saturday started off without rain, though that didn’t last long.
Search and Rescue- Lost Tribes Adventure Race
The second Search and Rescue Adventure Race, put on by Lost Tribes Expeditions, sets out on an orienteering quest the third weekend in August at Spring Farm on the Mohonk Preserve.
The first of a new series of mountain races will start off from Ellenville this weekend.
The Ellenville Mountain Running Festival, composed of a 10 mile ‘sprint’, a half marathon, and a full marathon, is the second race of 2015 put on by Shawangunk Adventures(SA).
The Secret to Winning at Life