Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

It was a rainy/foggy and even snowy (up in the mountains) day and I had to shoot a property in Napanoch, NY. Before I got to Catskills, I had to drive over the Gunks (Shawangunk Ridge) near Ellenville, and that was pretty intense because the rain switched to a snowstorm and a thick fog, so I was hardly navigating through the winding mountain roads.

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After my photoshoot, I clicked on a different route (there are more than five ways to get around these mountains) and surprisingly enough bumped right into Rondout Reservoir that I'd never heard about before. I surely knew about Rondout Creek where I was rowing for almost a year, but nothing about the reservoir. I pulled up at the sign saying something about a fishing boat launch hoping that will definitely have access to the water and started walking down the narrow path down to the reservoir.

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander
Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

The weather started changing and at about that time I got to the water, the skies started to clear on one side, just enough to have a few rays of sun peek through and fill up the entire valley around the reservoir, and its crystal clear waters with a radiant glow. It was magical, for a short moment though, just like so many things about the Hudson Valley and Catskills. I've got a few cool shots while I was chilling there (while planning my next hiking adventure and a certain comeback 🙂

I had to pose, how could I not :) Otherwise how can you say you've been there? – Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander
I had to pose, how could I not 🙂 Otherwise, how can you say you've been there? – Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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