i, I'm Papa Bear and welcome to "Beyond Central Park", my blog about all kinds of things that catch my interest, with an emphasis on running. Since the early 1990s I've been trying to move my exploits away from the tried and true locations, and get into the woods, onto the trails and sometimes even onto the rocks and roots. If this takes me to an exotic or beautiful destination, all the better. In other words, I've shifted my focus Beyond Central Park, away from the crowded park roads and races and sought out interesting and often little known places, both near and far.

If this sounds like you, welcome to "Beyond Central Park". Enjoy what you read and give me some feedback.

Papa Bear

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