On the Far Side of the Mountain Setting

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Bitter Mountain

Bitter Mountain rises over the valley town of Delhi in upstate New York, and is a part of the Catskill Mountain range. It borders the Helderberg Mountain range, and a swath of Bitter Mountain is owned by the Gribley family. It is on this swath of land that Sam and his sister, Alice, live and survive from the land. Bitter Mountain consists of open meadows, very old-growth forests, streams, and rocky terrain. Bitter Mountain is home to Sam’s tree-cave, and Alice’s treehouse, and is also host to a wide array of wildlife, from weasels and raccoons to falcons and deer. It is also the site of a sawmill constructed by Sam and his friends, and a root cellar that Sam has built to store foodstuffs. Sam is very much at home on Bitter Mountain, but must leave in order to find Alice when she leaves...

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