Sunday, January 14, 2007

Dutchess County, New York

The Catskills

Route 199 comes off of Rt. 22 with a twisting ascent heading west, and at this point you suddenly gain enough elevaton to see across the next couple of ridges to the Caskill Mountains, lying on the other side of the Hudson River. Look at what happens to the utility lines as they cross the ridge:

Off State Route 199, Dutchess County, New York


chantal stone said...

Growing up in Torrington, best friend lived in Poughkeepsie NY and when I was old enough to drive, I would take rte 44 from CT to NY....there was a stretch of road shortly after entering Dutchess County, close to Amenia, that is absolutely beautiful.

Someday I'd love to drive that road again, but it's unlikely. If you ever drive it, I'd love to see the photos.

Carl Weese said...

Hi Chantal,

That could well be the road. 199 comes off of Rt. 22 (which at that point is merged with 44) just a few miles north of Amenia. It heads for Red Hook. You might have followed it and then headed down Rt. 9 to Poughkeepsie.