Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide: In the Footsteps of the Hudson River School by Robert A. Gildersleeve, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide: In the Footsteps of the Hudson River School

Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide: In the Footsteps of the Hudson River School

by Robert A. Gildersleeve
     
 
Welcome to a state-of-the-art hiking guide to the first recreational mountain trails in the United States. Newly drawn maps, GPS locations, and precise modern trail descriptions guide the reader to a rediscovery of the lost and forgotten sites of the golden age of the Catskill Mountains. Embellished with nineteenth-century illustrations, maps, and descriptions, this

Overview

Welcome to a state-of-the-art hiking guide to the first recreational mountain trails in the United States. Newly drawn maps, GPS locations, and precise modern trail descriptions guide the reader to a rediscovery of the lost and forgotten sites of the golden age of the Catskill Mountains. Embellished with nineteenth-century illustrations, maps, and descriptions, this book guides the reader along the historic footpaths that inspired writers and poets like James Fenimore Cooper and William Cullen Bryant, all of the major Hudson River School painters including Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, and America�s pioneer landscape designers Andrew Jackson Downing, Calvert Vaux, and Frederic Law Olmsted. Includes reprintings from two classic 19th-century guidebooks, Van Loan�s Catskill Mountain Guide and Rusk�s rare and out-of-print An Illustrated Guide to the Catskill Mountains.

Editorial Reviews

Albany Times Union
"Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide... is foremost a well-documented, accurate hiking guide to the surprising array of varied trails."
TrailWalker
"Robert Gildersleeve has retraced the 19th-century footpaths and plotted all the famous landmarks. "
Nov/Dec 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789459
Publisher:
Black Dome Press, Corporation
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.57(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert Titus
"Just the right guidebook, to once again wander the old trails and see the forests through nineteenth-century eyes. "
Professor of Geology, Hartwick College
Francis R. Kowsky
"We owe Bob Gildersleeve a debt of gratitude for sharing with us his extensive knowledge of the Catskill Mountain House. "
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Art History, Buffalo State College
Hudson Valley magazine
"Voted 'Best New Hiking Companion'"
October 2005

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