The Catskills

The Catskills

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by Thomas Morris Longstreth
     
 

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Longstreth's 1917 ramble through the Catskill High Peaks was an intimate journey, a four-hundred mile hike for "fun and fish and freedom" filled with chance encounters and colorful characters, a "walkabout" through the natural wonders of the high peaks and rugged cloves, providing rare, early 1900s impressions of places such as Woodstock, Windham, Hunter, Stamford,

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Longstreth's 1917 ramble through the Catskill High Peaks was an intimate journey, a four-hundred mile hike for "fun and fish and freedom" filled with chance encounters and colorful characters, a "walkabout" through the natural wonders of the high peaks and rugged cloves, providing rare, early 1900s impressions of places such as Woodstock, Windham, Hunter, Stamford, Grand Gorge, Roxbury, Palenville and Phoenicia.

Editorial Reviews

Hudson Valley Magazine
"The Catskills" is a classic Hudson Valley travelogue ... Longstreth had a reverence for nature that comes across loud and clear in poetic passages that rival John Burroughs' best work. ... Longstreth's account of his "unplanned" travels up and over and around the high peaks (and through their hamlets) ... is a fine work for armchair hikers, but it's even more fun to compare his descriptions with the Catskills today. ... The next time you have an urge to hike up Hunter or Slide or Black Dome, take the book along and revel in its enduring truths.
The New York Genealogical &Biographical Record
This is a welcome reprint ... Anyone with links to the region will enjoy Longstreth's account of the Catskill Park.
TrailWalker
Longstreth's writing offers humor and wisdom, and conveys the ineffable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883789367
Publisher:
Black Dome Press, Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
321
Sales rank:
1,223,115
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.85(d)

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