Item description for AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th: Hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest (Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Guide) by Gene Daniell & Steven D. Smith...
Since 1907, hikers have relied on the AMC White Mountain Guide as the most comprehensive guide available to the hiking trails of the spectacular White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. Celebrating 100 years in print this year, this new edition includes everything hikers have come to expect from this trusted resource—detailed trail descriptions, topographic maps, tips on safety and trip planning, and the latest trail data—all updated and revised by expert editors. Hikers will also find summaries of easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes, a list of the White Mountains' 48 “4,000-footers,” plus information on the geology and natural history of the area. The Guide's maps are also updated and now feature a more user-friendly and easy-to-read scale plus mileage points for trail segments. Whether planning a day trip, weekend excursion, or a week-long backcountry adventure, the AMC White Mountain Guide is an essential addition to a hiker's pack.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.01" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN 1929173342 ISBN13 9781929173341 UPC 652932024953
Reviews - What do customers think about AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th: Hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest (Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Guide)?
White Mountain Guide Jul 15, 2008
If you are going to do The White Mountains, here's your book. Useful, hold that, extremely useful trail maps... If you want to do the 48 4000 footers in NH, this is a great tool to plan your travels!
THE Guide to the White Mountains.... Feb 14, 2008
"THe White Mountain Guide" is the Appalachian Mountain Club's 28th and Centennial edition of its popular and indispensible hiking guide to New England's top outdoor recreational area. The guide itself, once past a few introductory chapters on safety and geography, has descriptions of each of the established trails in the region. Each description tells how to get to the appropriate trailhead, a narrative of the trail itself, and a breakdown by distance and elevation change of the major segments of the trail. These trail descriptions, updated for each edition of the guide, are invaluable in planning anything from a day hike to a multi-day trip in the beautiful White Mountains.
The guide comes in a small cardboard box with three double-sided color maps that provide coverage of all the trail routes. The maps are detailed, easy to read, and at a usable scale for the White Mountains. Inexplicably, the maps included with the guide are paper and unlikely to stand up to repeated field use in the conditions often found in New Hampshire. Dedicated hikers are recommended to invest in the waterproof and tear-resistant versions of these maps, also published by the Appalachian Mountain Club.
This guide is very highly recommended to hikers and walkers planning an outing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
great hike book and maps Jan 8, 2008
This is a great set of maps and trail descriptions, though its not much for planning or suggesting anything in the white mountains. The trail maps are very well detailed, complete, and having the mileage on them directly is a nice addition. The book is a hard to use for planning, though it works for simply looking up a particular hike and reading some about the difficulty and anything you need to know to not get lost.
Great guide, great maps Sep 9, 2007
This is the first edition of the WMG that I have owned, but owners of previous editions have pointed out that the maps in this edition are superior to theirs because the new maps include mileage on every single trail in the White Mountains. It is too bad that they are paper and not Tyvek or some other waterproof material, because they are already falling apart. If you are an avid hiker in the Whites, I suggest getting the Tyvek ones sold seperately.
The guidebook itself is exhaustive and lists every detail of every trail, which is useful if you already have a route picked out but not if you are trying to find a good hike and aren't sure where to go. For that, I recommend Michael Lanza's New England Hiking or New Hampshire Hiking from Foghorn Outdoors.
This 100th anniversary edition of WMG comes in a box that came unglued fairly quickly and then again after I reglued it. I would get rid of the box altogether except that the book doesn't have a pocket in the back for the maps like other AMC guidebooks do and I don't want to lose them. I hope that future editions of this guide will do away with the box and go back to the pocket.
If you do not have your own copy of WMG and are looking to purchase one, this is definitely the product to buy. If, however, you already have an older edition of this book, I would suggest buying the Tyvek maps seperately and wait for a few more editions to be published before replacing your book.
Ideal info Jun 1, 2007
Just what I was looking for, a guide with all kind of details about the routes of the beautiful white mountains. This is a very complete guide and it is well complemented with the maps that come with it. Some visuals could be a good add to the book but the excellent descriptions are enough and clear.
Good buy for those seeking adventure at the whites.