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Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander

Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Spring is officially here and I opened the 2020 hiking season in the Hudson Valley with my favorite hike of all times – the Mount Beacon in Beacon, NY. Even though the leaves are not out yet, the weather was nice and sunny, almost 60 degrees outside, so it definitely felt like Spring.

Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander

I know that ticks are out and about, hunting for unsuspecting hikers when the temperature is above 45 degrees, so I knew for sure that when it’s 60 degrees out, it’s time to carry the best natural tick repellent you can find.

It was a bit unexpected to see mosquitos on top of the mountain, but I definitely caught them on camera while filming a promo for the bug repellent. Though mosquitos aren’t a big concern right now, while tick bites are much more dangerous and could transmit Lyme disease which is no fun.

Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander
Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander