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I’m a postdoc fellow and father of an 8-year old son and 3-year old daughter living in San Antonio, formerly NYC. This has necessitated lowering my ambition to bag peaks. Luckily, my son loves being outdoors and can hike 10+ miles/2500 ft of gain in one day and is getting close to tackling class 3 terrain. My daughter, however, has been a much tougher nut to crack. In the foreseeable future I have the modest goals of completing the hikes in the following guidebooks with my family:

Current
60 hikes within 60 miles, Llewellin and Molloy, Menasha Ridge Press, 4th Edition, 20/60, 33%

Past
60 hikes within 60 miles, Christopher and Catherine Brooks, NY-NJ Trail Conference, 48/68, 71%
Day Walker, 32 Hikes in the New York Metropolitan Area, American Hiking Society, 31/32, 97%
AMC'S Best day Hikes Near New York City, Daniel Case, AMC Books, 32/50, 64%
Best Hikes Near New York City, Ben Keene, American Hiking Society, 29/40, 73%
Take a Hike New York City: 80 Hikes within 2 hours of Man…, Skip Card, Avalon Books, 42/80, 53%

Below is information for my record keeping, but if you’re interested - enjoy.

Best NYC hikes with kids up to 6 years old:

1) Sunken Forest on Fire Island (Sayville, NY) - easy
1.5 miles of boardwalks that meander through an old growth forest plus an uncrowded white sand beach - my 3-5 year old's version of paradise.

2) What I am calling the New Jersey "Swampies". All four areas (ranked below) are great for 2 - 5 year olds. Within you will find boardwalks, bridges, ramps, boardwalks, birds, amphibians, blinds, boardwalks - did I mention the boardwalks?
A. Cheesequake (Matawan, NJ) – moderate
B. Great Swamp Wilderness Trail (Summit, NJ) – easy
C. Sourland Mountain (Hillsborough, NJ) - moderate (not really swampy but has bouldering plus plenty of low lying areas with boardwalks
D. Shark River Circuit (Neptune, NJ) – easy

3) Hook Mountain (Nyack) - difficult
4) Storm King (Cornwall) – very difficult
5) Teatown Triple (Ossining) – easy

 

Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
Island CoHPs934.6
Delaware County High Points133.3
San Diego 100 Peaks List2424
New Jersey County High Points523.8
Northeast USA Drainage Basin High Points423.5
New York County High Points1422.6
Hawaii County Prominence Peaks120
Hawaii County High Points120
Selected World City High Points116.7
U.S. State Park High Points614
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Pikes Peak14110USA-CO1996-08-01
Lookout Mountain11580USA-NM2020-08-20
White Mountain Wilderness High Point11300USA-NM2020-08-20
San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA2006-07-02
Buck Mountain10769USA-NM2020-08-16
Haleakala10023USA-HI2004-07-01
Kettle Peak10004USA-CA2009-06-16
Nogal Peak9957USA-NM2020-08-18
Monjeau Peak9841USA-NM2020-08-19
Tahquitz Peak8846USA-CA2003-06-01
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Haleakala10023USA-HI2004-07-01
San Jacinto Peak8319USA-CA2006-07-02
Mount Washington6148USA-NH2014-09-01
Pikes Peak5510USA-CO1996-08-01
Toro Peak3996USA-CA1997-06-01
Slide Mountain3280USA-NY2016-10-02
Cuyamaca Peak2855USA-CA2006-02-26
Ben Wyvis2267UK-Scotland2017-07-25
Thomas Mountain1945USA-CA2014-12-22
San Gabriel Peak1561USA-CA2006-04-22
Overall Statistics and Ranks  (Updated every 24 hours)
P-Index: 85  (Rank #1629/15777)Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 17  (Rank #1873/15542)Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 79  (Rank #1644/15310)Link to Peak List sorted by elevation
Ascents: 185  (Rank #1443/15959)Count of all logged ascents
Peaks/Points: 173  (Rank #1280/15892)Count of distinct peaks/points climbed
Peaks on Lists: 77  (Rank #2038/15115)Count of distinct peaks that are on lists
P100m Peaks: 82  (Rank #1603/15333)Count of peaks with 100m of promienence
      (See Prominence Summary Page for more prominence breakdowns)
Vertical Gain: 29,319 ft  (Rank #1446/4418)Sum of all vertical gain hiked
Distance: 117 mi  (Rank #966/15959)Sum of all distance hiked
Trip Reports: 30  (Rank #1235/7147)Count of posted trip reports
Days with Ascents: 61  (Rank #1390/14859)Days with a new 100m prominence peak

     
    



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