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A podcast dedicated to the The Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Discussions involve hiking, history and more along with interviews of local hiking legends, local businesses, volunteers and local authorities. Discussions sometimes go out of the Catskills. Join us by subscribing! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/insidethelinesthecatskill/support

Inside The Line: The Catskills Stash Rusin

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A podcast dedicated to the The Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Discussions involve hiking, history and more along with interviews of local hiking legends, local businesses, volunteers and local authorities. Discussions sometimes go out of the Catskills. Join us by subscribing! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/insidethelinesthecatskill/support

    Episode 41 - Hiking Barefoot with Ken Posner

    Episode 41 - Hiking Barefoot with Ken Posner

    Welcome to episode 41 of Inside the Line: The Catskills! On this episode, I have a wonderful chat with Ken Posner who likes to hike… barefoot! Ken is a longtime runner/hiker and shares his great experiences of hiking the Catskills and other places with nothing but his bare feet. We talk about his book ‘Running the Long Path,’ his blog and of course, completing the Catskills All Trails challenge TOTALLY BAREFOOT! Catskills history tonight is about tourists in the 1800’s coming to the Catskills. Subscribe on any platform! Share! Donate! Do whatever you want! I'm just glad you're listening! And remember... VOLUNTEER!!! 


    Links for the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ISLCatskillsPodcast
    Like to be a sponsor? Send me an email: srusin82@gmail.com
    If you would like to help with the cost of production for the show, buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ITLCatskills
    Ken’s Website: https://www.barefootken.com/
    Ken’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Running-Long-Path-Discovery-Excelsior-ebook/dp/B01M01B96Y
    Ken’s Blog: https://thelongbrownpath.com/author/posnerk/
    SRT Run: www.SRTrun.com
    Catskills All Trails Challenge: https://catskillmountainclub.org/the-all-trails-hiking-challenge-redlining-the-catskills/
    Trailhead stewards for 3500 Club: http://catskill-3500-club.org/adopt-a-trailhead.php
    Catskills Trail Crew: https://www.nynjtc.org/trailcrew/catskills-trail-crew
    NYNJTC Volunteering: https://www.nynjtc.org/catskills
    Catskill Center: https://catskillcenter.org/blog/2016/7/13/volunteer-at-the-catskill-center#:~:text=Greet%20and%20educate%20visitors%20at,give%20back%20to%20the%20Catskills.
    Catskill Mountain Club: https://catskillmountainclub.org/about-us/
    Catskill Mountainkeeper: https://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/volunteer
    Catskill Adventures T-Shirt: https://catskillsadventures.myspreadshop.com/24+miles+to+paradise-A6269ae7c421fa319fd77bfdb?productType=48&sellable=ornLa0l8MBtBkjjNlyJw-48-9
    Brio’s: http://brios.net/ 
    Oakleys: https://www.oakleyswoodfirepizzaandgrill.com/ 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 40 - Devil's Path Fastest Known Time with Steve Lange

    Episode 40 - Devil's Path Fastest Known Time with Steve Lange

    Welcome to episode 40 of Inside the Line: The Catskills! On this episode, I have a fun chat with Steve Lange who set the fastest known time (FKT) for the ENTIRE DEVIL'S PATH! Steve is an ultra trail runner, so he goes crazy fast on the trails and his goal is to set records. We talk about some of the routes that he’s done, his thoughts while setting the records and his experiences while being an ultra runner/hiker. Subscribe on any platform! Share! Donate! Do whatever you want! I'm just glad you're listening! And remember... VOLUNTEER!!!
    Links for the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ISLCatskillsPodcast Like to be a sponsor? Send me an email: srusin82@gmail.com
    If you would like to help with the cost of production for the show, buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ITLCatskills
    Stevens Instagram:
    Partake Brewing: https://drinkpartake.com/
    Mountain Peak Fitness: https://www.mountainpeakfitness.com/
    Fastest Known Times: https://fastestknowntime.com/
    Devil's Path FKT: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/devils-path-ny
    Steve’s FKT Page: https://fastestknowntime.com/athlete/steven-lange
    Trailhead stewards for 3500 Club: http://catskill-3500-club.org/adopt-a-trailhead.php
    Catskills Trail Crew: https://www.nynjtc.org/trailcrew/catskills-trail-crew
    NYNJTC Volunteering: https://www.nynjtc.org/catskills
    Catskill Center: https://catskillcenter.org/blog/2016/7/13/volunteer-at-the-catskill-center#:~:text=Greet%20and%20educate%20visitors%20at,give%20back%20to%20the%20Catskills.
    Catskill Mountain Club: https://catskillmountainclub.org/about-us/
    Catskill Mountainkeeper: https://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/volunteer
    #FKT #devilspath #FKTdevilspath #catskillshiking #catskillmountains #catskillspodcast #catskills #catskillpark #3500 #3500club #sar #podcast #catskillshiker #volunteers #hikeny #hikenewyork #ilovenewyork #outdooradventures #neverstopexploring #hikingadventures #catskillmountainsnewyork #visitcatskills #explorethecatskills #ilovenewyork #neverstopexploring #catskillmountainsnewyork #catskillspodcast #catskillshiker #catskillshiking #hiking #hikeny #hike #hiker #hikelife #hikemore #insidethelinecatskillspodcast

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 39 - Fire Towers with Laurie and Tom Rankin

    Episode 39 - Fire Towers with Laurie and Tom Rankin

    Welcome to episode 39 of Inside The Line: The Catskills! In this episode, I have a great chat with Laurie and Tom Rankin who are, to me, Catskill legends because of the amount of time and effort that they put into our mountains. We chat about their peak experiences in several places like the Catskills, Adirondacks and White mountains as well as the extraordinary effort that they put into the fire towers of not just the Catskills but also New York state. Tom gives some info about his patch that he has put together called Views and Brews. Catskill history is about stone walls and farming in the Catskills. Thanks for listening! Subscribe on any platform! Share! Donate! Do whatever you want! I'm just glad you're listening! And remember... VOLUNTEER!!!
    Links for the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ISLCatskillsPodcast
    Like to be a sponsor? Send me an email: srusin82@gmail.com
    If you would like to help with the cost of production for the show, buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ITLCatskills

    Trailhead stewards for 3500 Club: http://catskill-3500-club.org/adopt-a-trailhead.php
    Catskills Trail Crew: https://www.nynjtc.org/trailcrew/catskills-trail-crew
    Views and Brews Patch: http://viewsandbrews.com/ny/
    NY Forest Fire Lookout Association: https://nysffla.org/
    NYNJTC Volunteering: https://www.nynjtc.org/catskills
    Catskill Center: https://catskillcenter.org/blog/2016/7/13/volunteer-at-the-catskill-center#:~:text=Greet%20and%20educate%20visitors%20at,give%20back%20to%20the%20Catskills.
    Catskill Mountain Club: https://catskillmountainclub.org/about-us/
    Catskill Mountainkeeper: https://www.catskillmountainkeeper.org/volunteer

    #catskillshiking #catskillmountains #catskillspodcast #catskills #catskillpark #3500 #3500club #sar #podcast #catskillshiker #volunteers #hikeny #hikenewyork  #ilovenewyork #outdooradventures #neverstopexploring #hikingadventures #catskillmountainsnewyork #visitcatskills #explorethecatskills #catskillslove #ilovenewyork #neverstopexploring #catskillmountainsnewyork #catskillspodcast #catskillshiker #catskillshiking  #catskillslove #hiking #hikeny #hike #hiker #hikelife #hikemore #insidethelinecatskillspodcast #FFLA #firetowers #catskillfiretowers #Rankins #volunteer #volunteering

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 38 - Local Author Alan Via

    Episode 38 - Local Author Alan Via

    Welcome to episode 38 of Inside The Line: The Catskills! In this episode I have a great chat with local author and long-time hiker Alan Via. We talk about his roles in volunteering, past experiences with hiking in the Catskills and Adirondacks (including two close calls with hypothermia) and his new book called “Dog Hiker.” We also have a good chat about some hikes and history in the northern Catskills, local books and authors and also about what it was like to hike in the crazy 70’s. Tonight's history is about the forestry belt in the Catskills. Thanks for listening! Subscribe on any platform! Share! Donate! Do whatever you want! I'm just glad you're listening!
    Links for the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ISLCatskillsPodcast Like to be a sponsor? Send me an email: srusin82@gmail.com
    If you would like to help with the cost of production for the show, buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ITLCatskills

    Trailhead stewards for 3500 Club: http://catskill-3500-club.org/adopt-a-trailhead.php
    Catskills Trail Crew: https://www.nynjtc.org/trailcrew/catskills-trail-crew
    Views from the Top forum: https://www.vftt.org/forums/
    Annapurna: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40175.Annapurna
    Dog Hiker Book: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/doghiker-alan-via/1135158174
    Catskill Peak Experiences: https://shop.olana.org/products/catskill-peak-experiences
    Complete Walker: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-complete-walker-iv_colin-fletcher_cl-rawlins/313983/#edition=2384808&idiq=2211537

    #catskillshiking #catskillmountains #catskillspodcast #catskills #catskillpark #3500 #3500club #sar #podcast #catskillshiker #volunteers #hikeny #hikenewyork  #ilovenewyork #outdooradventures #neverstopexploring #hikingadventures #catskillmountainsnewyork #visitcatskills #explorethecatskills #catskillslove #ilovenewyork #neverstopexploring #catskillmountainsnewyork #catskillspodcast #catskillshiker #catskillshiking  #catskillslove #hiking #hikeny #hike #hiker #hikelife #hikemore #insidethelinecatskillspodcast #doghiker #alanvia

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 37 - Hiking Gems in the Catskills

    Episode 37 - Hiking Gems in the Catskills

    Welcome to episode 37 of Inside The Line: The Catskills! In this episode John and I go over some hiking gems of the Catskills to get you away from those 3500 club hikes that might be overcrowded. We talk about the stunning North South Lake region, Harding Road Trail, Camels Hump from Barnum Road and Bearpen from Heisinger Road. We also chat about the first albums we ever bought and the bald eagles restoration project. Catskills history is about tree lines and logging companies in the Catskills! Thanks for listening! Subscribe on any platform! Share! Donate! Do whatever you want! I'm just glad you're listening!

    Links for the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ISLCatskillsPodcast

    Like to be a sponsor? Send me an email: srusin82@gmail.com

    If you would like to help with the cost of production for the show, buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ITLCatskills

    Show Links:

    Trailhead stewards for 3500 Club
    3500 Club service award and patch 
    Catskill Mountaineer Website
    North South Lake Area
    Camels Hump from Barnum Road
    Bearpen from Heisinger Road


    Post hike brews and bites:
         - Woodstock Brewing

    Mac-A-Doodles


    #catskillshiking #catskillmountains #catskillspodcast #catskills #catskillpark #3500 #3500club #sar #podcast #catskillshiker #volunteers #hikeny #hikenewyork  #ilovenewyork #outdooradventures #neverstopexploring #hikingadventures #catskillmountainsnewyork #visitcatskills #explorethecatskills #catskillslove #ilovenewyork #neverstopexploring #catskillmountainsnewyork #catskillspodcast #catskillshiker #catskillshiking  #catskillslove #hiking #hikeny #hike #hiker #hikelife #hikemore #insidethelinecatskillspodcast

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 36 - Martin from Abandoned Hard Cider

    Episode 36 - Martin from Abandoned Hard Cider

    Welcome to episode 36 of Inside The Line: The Catskills! In this episode, I have a great chat with Martin, the owner of Abandoned Hard Cider located in Woodstock, Red Hook and Kingston. Martin's business has a unique way that they make their delicious cider. As their name implies, they use abandoned apple trees in and around the Catskills for their products. We chat about his business, how it all got started and some of the different places that they have gathered their apples from. We also chat about the 7 year anniversary of prisoners escaping and fleeing to the Adirondacks, Martin's experience with a bear attack and a snippet about Martin's attempt at hiking across America. Thanks for listening! Subscribe on any platform! Share! Donate! Do whatever you want! I'm just glad you're listening!
    Links for the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/ISLCatskillsPodcast
    Like to be a sponsor? Send me an email: srusin82@gmail.com
    If you would like to help with the cost of production for the show, buy us a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ITLCatskills
    Trailhead stewards for 3500 Club: http://catskill-3500-club.org/adopt-a-trailhead.php
    3500 Club service award and patch - http://catskill-3500-club.org/forms/ClubServiceAward.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2gtD4Myo2TfuPCkhylTe77nnE9RJVvjUk_iJyA8FzR6WWMcqx0e_SheN0
    Abandoned Hard Cider - https://www.abandonedcider.com/, https://www.instagram.com/abandonedcider/?hl=en, https://www.facebook.com/abandonedhardcider/
    Eric and Jessica Childs Book about fermentation - https://www.amazon.com/Fermentation-Home-Brewing-Childs-2016-01-26/dp/B01FIWV3PA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2F7TBJ13VTEAW&keywords=eric+childs+fermentation&qid=1655406568&sprefix=eric+childs+fermenttatiopn%2Caps%2C72&sr=8-1
    Aaron Burr Cider - https://www.aaronburrcider.com/
    Andy Brennan book https://www.amazon.com/Uncultivated-Apples-Complicated-Making-Living/dp/1603588442
    #abandonedhardcider #cider #bearattack #cougarspotting #catskillshiking #catskillmountains #catskillspodcast #catskills #catskillpark #3500 #3500club #sar #podcast #catskillshiker #volunteers #hikeny #hikenewyork #ilovenewyork #outdooradventures #neverstopexploring #hikingadventures #catskillmountainsnewyork #visitcatskills #explorethecatskills #catskillslove #ilovenewyork #neverstopexploring #catskillmountainsnewyork #catskillspodcast #catskillshiker #catskillshiking #catskillslove #hiking #hikeny #hike #hiker #hikelife #hikemore #insidethelinecatskillspodcast

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

HV Hikermom ,

Thank You to Inside the Line and the Rangers

Your podcast about the extremely difficult rescue on Blackhead Mountain, and the rangers’ willingness to discuss the details, in order to educate hikers, was sobering and very helpful.

The basics of being prepared, checking the weather, and, above all, being willing to turn back, if there are concerns, are something we all need to be reminded of.

Cathleen P. ,

FANTASTIC!

I stumbled across this podcast when it popped up in some "suggested viewing", and I'm so glad I did! It's a generous introduction to hiking in the Catskills, with info on where the jewels are as well as where the risks are. The host and his friends are fluent in the region, seem like fun-plus-nice types, and are not too outdoor-bro-ish. I used to hike a lot in the Catskills with a group out of NYC, and am just returning to exploring the area as a solo and more experienced outdoors-person. So the insights here are right on time for me; I'd been listening to it while running and finally realized that I need to be able to take some notes from the episodes. If you want to get an overview of how to get the most out of hiking the Cats, this seems like a great resource.

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