Item description for Catskill Mountain Guide (Appalachian Mountain Club) by Peter Kick...
This detailed guide provides complete coverage of more than 300 miles of trails in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.88" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN 1929173164 ISBN13 9781929173167 UPC 652932173163
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Kick
Peter Kick is a licensed hiking and paddling guide in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and Florida Everglades. He has authored several books on hiking and mountain biking including "Backroad Bicycling in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Hudson Valley, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Adirondacks", and "25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey". He lives in Saugerties, New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Catskill Mountain Guide (Appalachian Mountain Club)?
Best Catskill hiking book out there Apr 6, 2007
Very good variety of hikes from easy to rough! Used for some hikes already, and if very accurate. Replaced my older guide from about 1987.
Catskills are a great place to hike. Not that far from New York City, yet not crowded at all.
Cult classic Jan 19, 2006
This book is devoid of BS and purple prose and some people will need more hand holding, for sure. this is a trail guide written for the more "advanced" hiking crowd--those who need TLC may be better off with a purfumey regional guide that tells you where all the good capuccino joints are. This is the best guide out there--and tho it has a little tweaking to do, it will be the cult classic for the next 20 years. Trust me. :)
Okay... could be more specific. Oct 6, 2005
This is really not to bad of a book. The map is helpful especially when driving to locate trailheads!!. I've been up two of the trails and they were fairly correct on the distance and time required. I think the author could have been more specific in his directions as to how to use the book (ie whether the distances and times are one way or round trip). He seems like he is speaking to someone who has been in the region and not to someone like me who is used to the type of hiking on the west coast. I also needed the map to figure out what he was talking about most of the time. I wouldn't complain if there were a few pictures.
In summation... a solid effort but I've read better.
Excellent guide! Oct 4, 2005
This is an excellent guide with a great selection of trails and a handy topographical map with all the details necessary for planning and guiding you through the area.
VERY USE FULL GUIDE Sep 30, 2005
We visit Castkill Mountain more than ones and this guide have everything you need to planning your hikes in this region. The map, the sharp description of the trails and the recommendation are very useful for experts as for the beginners. Today we have other type of paper for the maps like Tyvek............ may be next edition?