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




Featuring newly drawn maps, GPS coordinates, precise modern trail descriptions, 19th-century descriptions and dozens of period illustrations, this book guides the reader along the historic footpaths of writers and poets like James Fenimore Cooper and William Cullen Bryant, artists of the Hudson River School like Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, and Frederic Church, and landscape architects Calvert Vaux, Andrew Jackson Downing, and Frederic Law Olmsted. It includes Samuel Rusk’s 1879 map of the Catskills, and “An Illustrated Guide to the Catskill Mountains” and Van Loan’s classic “Catskill Mountain Guide.” By Robert A. Gildersleeve, 240 pages, maps and illustrations.