THE PEOPLE OF THE PEAKS
Our ability to hike, run, bike, climb, snowboard, ski... is directly dependant upon others. Whether it be other athletes, coaches, volunteers, rangers, or race organizers our outdoor recreating doesn't happen without the community. Here is where we recognize them.
Peak exists to highlight sporting events and the athletes who train in the Hudson Valley, the Gunks and the Catskills. This page is dedicated to our local athletes and their adventures. Share the stories of your adventures and how training at home help you to achieve them.
By Kellie McGuire
I'm a bit like that Winnie the Pooh meme. Pooh asks ‘what day is it?’ Piglet says ‘today’. Piglet replies ‘that’s my favorite day’. But I'm like that with the seasons. Read more
I like to tell people that I’m not competitive as a runner, but it is a lie. Read more
Profiles and stories of athletes who live and train in the Catskills and Shawangunks of the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Local climbing is an amazing thing. Recently at the Gunks, there are some sends worth writing home about, and if the weather treats us right, a couple more to write about as well. Read more
Those folks who mark the course or hand you water, that you never see but make your sporting day possible? Read about them here.
Single track, double track, carriage trail, technical, jeep trail. Trails are an integral part of outdoor recreation and most of them are built by volunteers. The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew has built trails in Yonkers, New Hampshire Read more
It’s 7:15 am on a Sunday morning and Bob Elsinger is standing outside of his ranger truck on the Mohonk Preserve having coffee with a bunch of climbers. Read more
You’ve seen them out there, they’ve passed you water or Gatorade on your way through the aid stations and you say ‘thank you’ and ‘thanks for being here’. Read more