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Breakneck Ridge: A Trail Steward’s Diary

By Brian Tragno, Breakneck Ridge Trail Steward, 2014 & 2015 It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in September. The sun is just starting to shine over our pop-up tent in the parking lot next to the Breakneck Ridge trailhead. As we gaze … Continue reading

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From NYC to Breakneck Ridge, No Car Needed

Breakneck Ridge is one of the most popular hikes in the Hudson Valley. The appeal isn’t only in the challenge—it’s widely regarded as the most strenuous trek in the East Hudson Highlands—or the spectacular views. Breakneck is also a favorite … Continue reading

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Hiking Breakneck Ridge: Advice from a Trail Steward

By Malachy Cleary, Breakneck Ridge trail steward The Hudson Highlands are steeped in as much mystery as they are in history. It was in these hills that the Lenape hunted and fished the Muhheakantuck—“the river that flows both ways.” It … Continue reading

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