Mohonk Preserve, the Hard Way

“There’s a trail around here somewhere,” said Gary as we plunged into the underbrush.  Having finished lunch, we resumed bushwhacking along a ridge, rambling towards Bonticou Crag in Mohonk Preserve. Now spread out across the eastern seaboard, members of the old Flatland Posse convened at Gary’s place in New York […]

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Avant Le Déluge: Skiing Mohonk

“What’s it like to be a local?” I asked my friend Gary, not without jealousy.  “You spend all morning running errands, you don’t get here until two and you can still ski a couple hours!”  Busy in the morning, Gary showed up at Mohonk in mid afternoon and we met […]

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Lake Minnewaska and Mohonk Mountain House

 For Harv’s NY Ski Blog, I shared some memories on learning to ski at Lake Minnewaska.    Hopefully, I managed to convey how much this place meant to me. When it was privately owned, Lake Minnewaska set the standard for what I still look for in a cross-country ski area […]

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Trail Run at Mohonk Preserve

Life has been upside down for the last few weeks as I’ve started a new job.  I’m getting used to a longish workday.  The usual evening commitments at home  – cooking dinner, cleaning up, looking at kid homework – haven’t left much time for writing. For now, I’m back to […]

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