Catskill Sunrise

Sunrise over the Hudson River Valley as seen from the site of the Catskill Mountain House on the brink of the Catskill escarpment. The Hudson River is visible in the right-center of the picture, more than 2000 feet below. The Catskill Mountain House was a luxury tourist hotel in the 19th century and the area was the epicenter of the birth of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting.

Sunrise over the Hudson River Valley as seen from the site of the Catskill Mountain House on the brink of the Catskill escarpment. The Hudson River is visible in the right-center of the picture, more than 2000 feet below. The Catskill Mountain House was a luxury tourist hotel in the 19th century and the area was the epicenter of the birth of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting.

In this episode, #85, of Walk in the Park, we travel to New York’s Catskill Mountains, to the northeast section of Catskill Park overlooking the Hudson River Valley. We camp at North Lake/South Lake Campground, go for a hike to North Point, and explore the history behind the site of the Catskill Mountain House and the Hudson River School of painting. And we finish with a visit to the nearby Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY, along the Hudson River and within sight of the Catskills.

You can watch the show right here online, and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13. 2017 cablecast schedule:

9:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017

10:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday

8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

And to watch an illustrated short video of this sunrise check out our Park Minute: Catskill Mountain Sunrise.

Walk in the Park is a public access weekly TV show recorded in PEGASYS Studios in Ithaca, NY. See all of our Walk in the Park episodes.

Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions, publisher of our national award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park in New York’s Finger Lakes region, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE.

Walk Across Grand Canyon

“If I can do it, anybody can do it,” remarks Tammy Lovell in my newest episode of my Walk in the Park TV series on Ithaca, NY public access channel 13. She’s speaking of hiking across the Grand Canyon, a 25 mile trek from the North Rim to the South Rim in this famous national park in northern Arizona. “But you do have to know what you are doing; you have to be careful,” she cautions.

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Jim & Tammy emerge from the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail on their way to Indian Gardens and the South Rim. Photo provided by Jim Rundle

Tammy and her husband Jim Rundle joined up with two others to spend five days on their “trip of a lifetime” last November. In their story here, they tell us about their trek, how they prepared, the equipment they chose, and they share dozens of gorgeous photographs from the trail.

You can see their story online here, or watch it on Ithaca’s public access channel 13 over the next few days, including 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday both, and finally next Tuesday, at 8:00 p.m. (and at other times they station manager may select).

But if you can’t get it on TV, see it right here! Jim and Tammy share valuable tips for planning your own trip of lifetime.

Watch all of my Walk in the Park episodes and short videos.

Bright Angel Bliss

Jim Rundle and Tammy Lovell joined two others to walk across the Grand Canyon last November in a trek that dazzled their senses with awe. They tell their story on this week’s episode of  Walk in the Park TV series on Ithaca’s public access channel 13. It is showing now: next scheduled showings are this Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and next Tuesday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m. And at other times as the station chooses. I will post the show online very soon!

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

The Bright Angel Trail ascends toward the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo by Jim Rundle