This detailed, full-color, waterproof Tyvek, GPS rendered map covers the Catskill Forest Preserve East and West. This new map also features trail segment mileage. The perfect companion to your next hike, use this map with AMC's Catskill Mountain Guide, 2nd Edition to best explore all of the trails the Catskills have to offer.
The Heart of the Catskills by Bob Steuding, author of the popular and highly acclaimed The Last of the Handmade Dams: The Story of the Ashokan Reservoir describes the early settlement of the part of the Catskills centered on its highest peak, Slide Mountain; the area's exploitation by the tanning industry; and the building of the Grand Hotel near Belleayre Mountain. He presents the stories of colorful personalities, such as Jim Dutcher, the mountain man; John Burroughs, the writer and naturalist; and others, who once peopled this wild and beautiful place.
Compiled from the best of John Conway's popular Retrospect column, these articles shine a spotlight on famous faces of the past, from George Suslosky, phenomenal yet feisty diner cook, to the worst woman on earth, Lizzie Brown Halliday. Enlightening and entertaining, the remarkable historical vignettes in this volume explore the customs and curiosities of the Sullivan County Catskills.
Covers a selection of sixty well-planned hikes throughout the Catskills. Gives difficulty ratings, round-trip distances, and parking and trailhead guidance, as well as descriptions of what you might expect to see.