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This classic guide to hiking in the Adirondacks has been extensively revised and updated and now includes 5 new hikes.
Barbara McMartin has been hiking in the Adirondacks for decades; her family, for generations. She has distilled her vast experience into the 50 hikes offered here, representing a cross-section of the wilderness and wild forest: rugged peak climbs, gentle trips to distant waterfalls, bushwhacks to wild rivers. In all she describes 360 miles of trails to caves, uninhabited lakes, wetlands, cliffs, and fire towers across the Park's 6 million acres.
The hikes range in length from 1.5 to 13.5 miles. Each hike description includes a topographic map, mile-by-mile directions, and information on distance, difficulty, terrain, and hiking time. An overview chart makes it easy to pick a hike for every ability. Throughout, McMartin provides commentary on the natural history of the region, along with colorful incidents from Adirondack history.
About the Author
Barbara McMartin has written or contributed to more than 20 books on the Adirondacks, including the 11-volume Discover the Adirondacks series. McMartin has served as a consultant to the Adirondack Council and the Adirondack Park Agency; as editor of Adirondac magazine; and as a member of the Forest Preserve Advisory Committee to the Department of Environmental Conservation. She lives in Canada Lake, New York.