The forest and mountains are old friends to local Catskill Mountain Woodsman--Hoppy Quick. Although, during these vulnerable times when many are practicing "social distancing", Hoppy finds the forest a peaceful home to strengthen his spirit and quiet any fears. Hoppy has been on the show numerous times before including topics describing his famous and realistic chainsaw carvings, "defining rural", "stories from the forest", and "Hoppy Goes to NYC." On Wednesday's show we'll ask Hoppy about how he defines "spirit" that's "from the forest."
Hoppy Quick was born & raised in West Shokan, Ulster County. He still resides in the Town of Olive where he continues to carve his famously realistic--and "spirit-animal"--the black bear. Hoppy has recently gained quite a following on his daily Facebook Live Stream where he can be seen fishing near the Ashokan Reservoir, or up some mountain or other engaging people both locally and internationally about his relation to others, the environment and of course his spiritual beliefs.