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The White Mountain Guide and Why It is a MUST-HAVE Planning Reference for Hiking in the White Mountains

What the White Mountain Guide says about the (North) Tripyramid Trail

The AMC’s White Mountain Guide, considered “The Bible” of White Mountains hiking and backpacking, is an indispensable tool in understanding the difficulty, length, elevation gain, and hazards of each of the 608 maintained hiking trails in the Whites, including detailed directions for finding trail heads. If you day hike or …

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National Geographic’s Appalachian Trail Map Set

National Geographic Appalachain Trail Map Series

National Geographic has published a new, thirteen map Appalachian Trail Illustrated map set ($149.97) of waterproof paper maps that cover the length of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Maine’s Mt Katahdin. Available as a complete set or in separate 200-250 mile sections of trail ($14.95 each), they’re cleverly packaged in …

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Short Stories from Long Trails, A Book Review

Short Stories from Long Trails by Justin Lichter-001

Known worldwide by his trail name “Trauma”, Justin Lichter and his hiking companion Pepper (Shawn Forry) were the first people to ever thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail in winter. The story of that epic hike and many of Justin’s other long distance treks across the Himalayas, Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Iceland, and others more …

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Logging Railroads of the White Mountains

Railroad Ties on the Flat Mountain Trail

The 1400+ mile trail network in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is absolutely world class. But it probably wouldn’t exist if it hadn’t been for the logging companies that stripped much of the 800,000 acre White Mountain region of timber in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The waste wood from those clear-cutting operations …

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