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Recognizing an Altered Landscape; Memories from an Archaeological Investigation at Trapps Gap

By Chloe McGuire If you ever find yourself in the position to visit the Shawangunk (pronounced: SHOM-GUN) Mountains running through upstate New York, about 12 miles from the Hudson River and 100 miles outside New York City, you absolutely must … Continue reading

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Conservation at the Mohonk Mountain House

By Kim Kogler Europeans first arriving in the United States brought not only their bodies and personal belongings, but also thousands of new plants and animals. The European customs, plants, and animals dissipated throughout the surrounding country leaving changes in … Continue reading

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Catskills Hikes and Climbs

By Ryne Pataki New York State is home to five mountain ranges, but only two, the Adirondacks and¬†Catskills, are the tallest and most mountain-like. Instead of being intricately folded, most rocks that constitute the Catskill range feature horizontal strata. (See … Continue reading

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The Catskill Mountain House

By Kat Rosemond A warm and welcoming field greeted us as we approached the site of the historical Catskill Mountain House. Although it was a temperate spring day and the sun was out, I am certain that the scenery would … Continue reading

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Mohonk Mountain House

By Henry Liang “The traveller who journeys to Mohonk for the first time comes suddenly upon a region, for which, usually, he is quite unprepared.¬† With all his roaming through many lands and with all his memories of mountain slopes … Continue reading

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