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The Maine Mountain Guide

Maine Mountain Guide Book Review

The Maine Mountain Guide is the hiker’s bible for the mountains and hiking trails of Maine. It provides detailed descriptions of more than 625 trails, on 300 mountains, totaling close to 1500 trail miles in length, ranging from easy woodland strolls to strenuous mountain traverses. Now in its 11 edition, …

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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 all of the 600+ hiking trails in the Whites, including detailed directions for finding trail heads. If you day hike or backpack in …

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Forest and Crag by Laura and Guy Waterman

Forest and Crag by Guy and Laura Waterman is considered to be the definitive history of hiking trail development in New England. It chronicles the development of the trail systems we have today in the White Mountains, The Adirondacks, Catskills and Vermont from the days when hiking trails were built …

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Reader Poll: Best Trail Guidebooks?

Hiking Guidebook Authors Guest Post Series

Great hiking trail guidebooks can open a new world up for novice and experienced hikers who need a little bit of help coming up with good day hike or backpacking trip ideas. What are your favorite hiking trail guidebooks? Example Entries The North Country Trail by Ron Strickland. AMC’s Best Backpacking in …

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Trekking the Southern Appalachians

I was going through my hiking bookshelves the other day and I came across Trekking The Southern Appalachians published by Backpacker Magazine. I don’t remember every buying it and anything published by Backpacker Magazine is, well, suspect. Boy, was I ever surprised when I started leafing through this book! This …

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