Overview of the Katerskill (facing west)

Overview of the Katerskill (facing west)

One of the oldest hiking trails in America is one that looks out over the Kaaterskill Clove. In this image, Junius Sloan, on that trail, is looking west towards Haines Falls, with Hunter Mountain in the background.

“There is one season when the American forest surpasses all the world in gorgeousness — that is the autumnal; then every hill is radiant in the luxury of color; every hue is there from the liveliest green to the deepest purple, from the most golden yellow to the intensest crimson. The artist looks despairingly on the glowing landscape, and in the old world his truest imitations of the American forest, at this season, are called falsely bright, and scenes in Fairy Land.”

Thomas Cole, from “On American Scenery”


Junius R. Sloan (1827-1900), Kaaterskill Clove with View of Haines Falls and Hunter Mountain, oil on canvas on board, 18 1/8 x 14 3/16 inches, Brauer Museum of Art, Percy H. Sloan Trust, 1953.1.179.

A Virtual Exhibition sponsored by the Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art