“Rip Lives! The story or Rip Van Winkle comes alive on the Mountaintop. 60 renditions of Rip in various disguises are spread along our country roads”.
An interesting crooked growing tree, located north of the Devils Kitchen stone bridge that crosses Hells Hole Creek.
A walk on the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad ROW between Laurel House Road and the Haines Falls Railroad Station.
Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church located along Route 23A on Ukraine Road in the town of Jewett Center.
The starting point was the parking area near North Lake for the former site of the Catskill Mountain House.
In 1826 Thomas Cole painted a scene that was named “From the Top of Kaaterskill Falls”. These photographs are a spirit of his 1826 painting.
While driving east along Route 23 near Stamford storm clouds were overhead. A constant storm system has been passing through the Catskills for the past several days.
‘Hike #3: Circuit of South Mountain’ is from the ‘Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide’ by Robert Gildersleeve.
A day of exploring Platte Clove and Hell’s Hole Creek was planned. Unfortunately due to rain and thunder deep exploration as intended of Platte Clove was cut short.