The Catskill Trails: A Ranger's Guide to the High Peaks Book Two: The Central Catskills by Edward G. Henry, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Catskill Trails: A Ranger's Guide to the High Peaks Book Two: The Central Catskills

The Catskill Trails: A Ranger's Guide to the High Peaks Book Two: The Central Catskills

by Edward G. Henry
     
 
A National Parks Service Forest Ranger takes you step by step on a guided tour of some of the most rugged wilderness terrain in the northeastern United States-the high peaks of the Catskill Forest Preserve-as well as guiding you to some of the more accessible and better trammeled sites and scenes of "Rip Van Winkle Country."

The author, a conservation

Overview

A National Parks Service Forest Ranger takes you step by step on a guided tour of some of the most rugged wilderness terrain in the northeastern United States-the high peaks of the Catskill Forest Preserve-as well as guiding you to some of the more accessible and better trammeled sites and scenes of "Rip Van Winkle Country."

The author, a conservation professional, has taken an interdisciplinary approach, drawing the latest information from geology, forest ecology, meteorology, wildlife biology, geography, economics, and history to offer a well-rounded picture of the Catskill Mountains as the hikes rise to the sky through levels of rock strata and ever-changing forests. The goal. as the author states, is for the reader to experience the hike and see the Catskills as "a natural historian, not a tourist," and to see not just the present, but the past as well... and maybe even the future.

"Book Two: The Central Catskills" includes: Mount Tremper, Overlook, Ashokan High Point, Slide, Giant Ledge, Panther, Cornell, Wittenberg, Belleayre, Balsam, Haynes & Eagle, Big Indian, Peekamoose, Table Mountain, Dry Brook Ridge, Balsam Lake, Doubletop, plus the trail-less High Peaks.

Editorial Reviews

Hudson Valley Magazine
"A must. The book offers easy-to-follow directions... and spices them up with fascinating historical and natural lore. "
February 2001
New York History
"Edward Henry ... lets us vicariously experience a hike, the real hike of a natural historian. "
Winter, 2001
New York State Conservationist
"I would add an eleventh to Edward Henry�s ten Hiking Rules and Guidelines: pack and use 'Catskill Trails.'"
April 2001
TrailWalker
"His trail descriptions [are] complemented by generous offerings of information on the forest, animals, geology, and history of the land. "
May/June 2001

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789237
Publisher:
Black Dome Press, Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.46(d)

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