The latest iteration of the Ultimate Road Trip music mix series went live in the fall of 2021. In October of that year, I took a fantastic week-long vacation to the Catskills. I stayed for several days at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello and spent the rest of the week in the Phoenicia area.
Using Monticello as a base for the first half of the week, the surrounding Sullivan County region offered, as always, some great shooting opportunities including two beautiful Ukrainian churches, Bethel Woods (site of the 1969 Woodstock festival), Forestburgh, the historic Beaverkill Covered Bridge, the near-abandoned hamlet of Parksville, the serene Alder Lake, several beautiful waterfalls, and much more.
Using the quiet hamlet of Phoenicia as a base for the second half of the week, I visited the amazing sculptures at Emile Brunel Park in Boiceville, the always inviting Ashokan Reservoir, the peaceful Spruceton Valley, the flowing Diamond Notch Falls, the quirky village of Woodstock and several other scenic locations.
Overall, I was accompanied by some great weather, and even the periods of rain added to the trip by adding increased volume to the several waterfalls that I visited.
Here is the latest mix that kept me company during my travels through the southern and central Catskills. There are a number of new artists that have not appeared on any of my prior mixes, including Uncle Lucius, Ashley McBryde, Sons of Bill, Lord Huron, Katie Pruitt and Joshua Ray Walker. It’s always a great feeling when you find a new song and/or a new artist that immediately makes you think “oh yeah, that’s going on the mix.” The mix contains 20 songs with 1 hour, 23 minutes of listening time.