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Mohonk Mountain House: A Hiker’s Paradise

My in-laws gave my wife and I a free weekend at the Mohonk Mountain House for our 10th anniversary a few years back. It's one of the last remaining old resorts in the Catskills and Shawangunks area of New York state, just …

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Following a Poorly Blazed Trail

White Blaze

I’ve hiked a lot of trails in New England where the trail blazing is erratic. Sometimes this is due to a shortage of tail maintainers and sometimes it’s deliberate, in order to create a greater sense of wilderness. Regardless of the cause, …

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Tarptent: Squall 2 Single-Walled Tent

Well Ventilated Vestibule of a Tarptent Squall 2

The Squall 2 is a classic ultralight tarptent, suitable for one or two people, that only weighs 34 oz, including a bathtub floor, collapsible rear pole, and stuff stack. Note: The Squall 2 has been discontinued.  The Squall 2 requires just 4 …

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