Ski with us at over 1,600 feet in elevation along the trails of High Point State Park! With fresh powder on the ground, we embark on a snowy journey through the forested pinnacle of the Garden State.


For more information on this trail, visit the High Point XC Ski Center webpage.

Unboring Exploring: 
XC Skiing High Point State Park, NJ

The FINAL installment of the "Unboring Exploring" Catskills trilogy!  In this episode, we travel along the Escarpment Trail for a nearly 10 mile loop.  A surfeit of awe-inspiring views and historical landmarks await you on this bright-eyed and bushy-tailed pathway.  Come investigate this area of the Catskill range while gaining some knowledge along the way!

 

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In the second episode of the "Unboring Exploring" Catskills trilogy, we venture up Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskills at nearly 4,200 feet!  With fruticose lichens, quartz-gravel pathways, and a superb view of the Catskill mountains, this hike is well worth the 1,800 foot elevation gain.  Join us as we scale this prominent peak!

 

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Introducing the first of three "Unboring Exploring" episodes dedicated to the Catskills in New York State.  During this premier sojourn, we venture into Kaaterskill Clove and up to its famous dual-cascading waterfall!  A short but excellent hike for natural beauty and history, be sure to check out this trail while the leaves are still at their peek for peepin'!

 

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In this episode of "Unboring Exploring", we conquer a short but challenging hike up Breakneck Ridge in Hudson Highlands State Park in New York state. This trail is filthy with rock scrambling opportunities and offers an exciting and demanding trip up a craggy rockface. Join in as we enjoy a satisfying workout with rewarding panoramas up and down the Hudson River Valley.

 

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Unboring Exploring: 
The Escarpment Trail, Catskills, NY
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Slide Mountain, Catskills, NY
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Kaaterskill Falls, Catskills, NY
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Breakneck Ridge, Hudson Highlands, NY
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XC Skiing Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY

Revel in the bountiful snowfall throughout Minnewaska State Park Preserve in this episode of Unboring Exploring. With geological formations exclusive to this area of New York State, this park is chalk-full of satisfying and interesting cross-country ski trails. Travel the Upper Awosting Carriageway along the Shawangunk Ridge and coast along the shores of Lake Awosting. What a fascinating place!

 

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Unboring Exploring: 
Bonticou Crag, Mohonk Preserve, NY

Lookin' for a hearty helpin' of rock scramble? Here you have it! During this hike in Mohonk Preserve outside of New Paltz, NY, we venture up the giant talus fragments of Bonticou Crag. Be sure to have proper footwear and a craving for climbing before attempting this ascent. This unique trek culminates with a 360° view encompassing the Catskill Mountains and beyond and is full of one-of-a-kind perspectives. So what are you waiting for? Go get your clamberin' on!

Unboring Exploring: 
The Giant Stairs, Palisades Park, NJ & NY

Survey this surprisingly EPIC trail within the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey and New York!  Comprised of substantial views up and down the Hudson River, a waterfall, rope swings, AND a rock scramble in the shadow of towering cliffs, this hike is CHOCKABLOCK with natural curiosities.  So lace up your hiking boots and have a go at this gem amongst New Jersey!

 

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Unboring Exploring: 
Angel's Landing, Zion NP, Utah

On this circa 5 mile round-trip trek, we travel up the world-famous Angel's Landing Trail within Utah's Zion National Park!  This nearly 1,500 foot monolith stands proudly over Zion's Canyon floor, challenging you with rock scrambles, extreme exposure, and RADICAL drop offs on either side of its narrow trail.  This hike is not meant for small children or those wary of heights, but if you have the temerity, swing up these switchbacks and fly to Angel's Landing's summit!

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Unboring Exploring: 
The Narrows, Zion NP, Utah

The Virgin River is our guide as we hike into the cavernous slot canyon that is The Narrows of Zion National Park! A permit-free section of the lengthier Subway hike, this up to 6 mile round trip, bottom-up version is full of spectacular sites to see and waters to wander.  Come prepared with shoes that grip, layered clothing, trekking poles, and an appetite for ADVENTURE and you will not be disappointed!

 

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