Illustrated hiking guide to the Shawangunk Mountains in New York State's Hudson River Valley, with trail interpretation from a forest ranger's point of view. Includes interpretation of natural history, geology, forest ecology, botany, wildlife biology, and human history, as well as being a traditional trail guide to the best views and points of interest, with maps, keys to hikes, GPS points, difficulty ratings, directions to trailheads and parking.
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Ed Henry is the author of two other, critically-acclaimed hiking guides: Books One & Two of Catskill Trails, A Ranger's Guide to the High Peaks (Black Dome Press: 2000), which have sold over 15,000 copies. Mr. Henry has a master's degree in forest ecology, worked for the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service, was a Park Ranger in the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks,and now works for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.Review:
Ed Henry's vivid description of the geology, geography and ecology of the [Shawangunk] Ridge perfectly defines the unique ... Gunks. -- U.S. Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey
Henry ... is a fine nature writer who even manages to make sense of the confusing geology of the Gunks. -- Hudson Valley magazine, Oct. 2003
Lavishly illustrated ... this little book delivers big information about the geology, geography and ecology of the Ridge. -- Taconic Newspapers, Sept. 2003
The book features ... poetic descriptions of the mountains the author clearly loves so much. -- New York History, winter 2005
This is an excellent guide for the first-time Gunks visitor, and has some interesting tidbits for the seasoned Gunks traveler. -- New York State Conservationist, June 2004
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Book Description Black Dome Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1883789389
Book Description Black Dome Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111883789389
Book Description Black Dome Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1883789389 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1722356