mohonk mountain house

Referring to the Mohonk property as a “house” does this property no justice. The 1,325-acre resort boasts more than 250 hotel rooms, suites, and cottages in the Mohonk, historic building and the surrounding mountainside, all a stone’s-throw from the glistening Mohonk Lake. You’ll find 85 miles of hiking trails; canoe, kayak, cycling, golf, guided rock

Mt. Everest

Last month, ultra-runner Karl Meltzer broke the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, 2,200 miles in 45 days, 22 hours, and 38 minutes. That’s only a mere ten-hours faster than the previous record, and one that might hold-at least until the previous record-holder hits the trail. Either way, Meltzer’s accomplishment is an astounding feat, to

By James Kaiser @jameskaiser_ Everyone knows America’s national parks are visually stunning, but the story behind the scenery is equally impressive. Many of our most treasured landscapes were saved thanks to the passion and dedication of a few individuals. As we celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, let’s remember three inspirational people who helped

Man skiing through powder

Great literature, like a first-rate concert, clings to your every pore long after the music’s stopped. Peter Kray’s new book The God of Skiing delivers that same sensation—a feeling of being overwhelmed by something far bigger than any one thing, and at the same time belonging to a fabulously complex sport. Plus it’s a rollicking

Beautiful winter landscape Snow on the top of Alps Mountains

“Cold Man Winter did seem to be on vacation last year thanks to a very strong El Niño, but this year he’s back . . .” – Editor Peter Geiger, Philom. A couple of weeks ago, Farmers’ Almanac released their 2017 anniversary edition with its usual eclectic mix of weather, astronomy, humor, and everyday life

Threading the Needle in NYC

Here are 5 best practices that everyone should know about urban cycling. The expansion of bike share programs across the major cities in the world and a steady up-tick in bicycle purchases in the States has rapidly increased over the past few years—and more and more cities are tweaking their streets to promote cycling, from bike-only lanes

Instagram Challenge #TTTrail

Tested Tough in the Pacific Northwest, where we choose trails over treadmills. In honor of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day celebration (June 4th, 2016) we dedicated our Instagram feed to our favorite trails to run, hike, bike, paddle and explore. These are the places we go to clear our heads, train, breath and feel alive.