Category Archives: Catskills

Climbing Slide Mountain

It was a cold Saturday morning in February, 1950. Elaine and I had a sixth floor apartment in Elmhurst, Queens. Queens County is one of New York City’s five boroughs, but if you were a New Yorker the “city,” with … Continue reading

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Cook Brook

One hundred thirty miles north of New York City, in the heart of the Catskill Mountain range, two adjacent peaks, Plateau Mountain and Spruce Top Mountain, point northward in solitary silence. They are joined, however, by a curved ridgeline that … Continue reading

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