Sad to read that #davidweldsanctuary was closed today due to vandalism. Hiked there earlier this week. Hope it re-opens soon (at The David Weld Sanctuary (The Trail))

Swing into Summer

This memorial rock unfortunately had it's title modified by a rude guest

“Sanctuary, on a personal level, is where we perform the job of taking care of our soul” – Christopher Forrest McDowell

On June 21, the first day of Summer, we took a hike at David Weld Sanctuary in Nissequogue, on the North Shore of Long Island.  So it turns out I’ve spent decades living just a few miles from this peaceful haven for birds, deer….and of course people; and never visited.  I’d…

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Cool tree at the top of Bear Mountain. Check out the kids’ new adventure upstate on (at Bear Mountain State Park)

Cloudy with a Chance of Bears

Cloudy with a Chance of Bears

Tom Jones Lean-to.  Met some cool trail buddies

** Written by Sofia (8) and Brandon (11) **

Sofia – “Yesterday I went hiking and camping at Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks.  They are located in Upstate New York and it was 90 miles to drive there.  First we drove to the top of Bear Mountain and we hiked down a little to look at the valley and trees.”

Top of Bear Mountain

Top of Bear Mountain

Sofia – “At the Perkins Tower, we climbed up 4 stories to the…

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Shelter for tonight #tomjonesleanto #victorytrail #hikedtothetop #harrimanstatepark (at Tom Jones Mountain)

#seenonmyhike today #whiteblazes and a pretty princess #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #bearmountain (at Appalachian Trail Bear Mountain NY)

#seenonmyrun before work at #edgewoodpreserve #longisland #rehabrun (at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Nature Preserve.)

at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Nature Preserve.

At the bluff w/ Sofia & Brandon. They can always turn a bad day into a great night #lovemykids #makemehappy #kpbluff #longisland (at The Bluff)

It’s all fun and games until your left calf gives out….again #summerinjuriessuck #running #massapequapreserve to #bethpagestatepark #longisland (at Massapequa Preserve)