AMC Discover the White Mountains, 2nd: AMC's guide to the best hiking, biking, and Paddling

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With 1,200 miles of trails, breathtaking mountain views, abundant wildlife, quiet lakes, and the highest peaks in the Northeast, the White Mountains of New Hampshire offer an abundance of outdoor activities to fit all recreational interests and abilities. This fully-revised and updated guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club includes 50 of the best hikes, mountain bike rides, and paddling spots, highlighting everything from short walks to more challenging day-long adventures.  Included in the book are hikes...

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Overview

With 1,200 miles of trails, breathtaking mountain views, abundant wildlife, quiet lakes, and the highest peaks in the Northeast, the White Mountains of New Hampshire offer an abundance of outdoor activities to fit all recreational interests and abilities. This fully-revised and updated guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club includes 50 of the best hikes, mountain bike rides, and paddling spots, highlighting everything from short walks to more challenging day-long adventures.  Included in the book are hikes along the Appalachian Trail and up to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast.  Bike the Franconia Notch bike trail or go paddling in Chocurua Lake.

Inside you’ll find trip descriptions for 22 hikes, 15 bike trips, and 10 quiet water and whitewater paddling trips. They include level of difficulty, distance, elevation, and trip time. Nature notes and “how-to” tips provide additional context for the outdoor traveler. Improved locator and detailed maps will aid you in planning your next outdoor adventure in the Whites. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028223
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: AMC Discover Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,373,589
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry and Marcy Monkman photograph wild places in North America for their business, Ecophotography.  They are the authors of Discover Acadia, 2nd Edition. They live in Portsmouth, NH.

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Table of Contents

Hiking the White Mountains

1.      The Roost

2.      Lookout Ledge

3.      Cascade Brook and the Basin

4.      Stairs, Coosauk, and Hitchock Falls

5.      Boulder Loop Trail

6.      Arethusa Falls with option for Frankenstein Cliff

7.      Randolph Water Falls

8.      Lonesome Lake

9.      Bridal Veil Falls

10.  Mount Willard

11.  Mount Pemigewasset

12.  Mount Israel

13.  Welch and Dickey

14.  Mount Crawford

15.  Thoreau Falls

16.  Zealand Falls and Zeacliff

17.  Mount Moosilauke

18.  Mount Chocorura

19.  Baldface Circle

20.  Franconia Ridge

21.  Mount Washington via Boott Spur

22.  Presi Traverse

Biking the White Mountains

1.      Bartlett Experimental Forest

2.      Conway Recreation Trail

3.      Lincoln Woods

4.      Sawyer River Road

5.      Pondicherry Rail Trail

6.      Chocorua-Tamworth Loop

7.      Franconia Notch Bike path

8.      Presidentials Rail Trail

9.      Mineral Site and Moat Mountain

10.  Rob Brook Road

11.  Tripoli Road

12.  Bog Dam Road

13.  Beebe River Road

14.  Sandwich Notch Road

15.  Shelburne to Evans Notch

Paddling the White Mountains

  1. Upper Kimball Pond

2.      Mountain Pond

3.      Chocorua Lake

4.      Conway Lake

5.      Long Pond

6.      Lake Tarleton

7.      Pemigewasset River - Woodstock to Thornton

8.      Androscoggin River

9.      Saco River in North Conway

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Essays

1.      Camping and Hiking in Bear Country

2.      The Appalachian Trail

3.      The Alpine Zone

4.      Mount Washington

5.      Fall Foliage: Why Leaves Change

6.      Moose

7.      Missing Predators: Wolves, Cougars, Lynx - update

8.      Federally Designated Wilderness - update

9.      Amphibious Exploration

10.  The Common Loon

11.  White Mountain Artists – Thomas Cole, etc.

12.  Climate Change and New England's Mountains.

13.  Snowshoe Hikes.

14.  Photo Tips

15.  Old Man of the Mountain

16.  Geologic creation of the White Mountains (excerpted from edition 1’s History Chapter)

17.  Native Americans in the White Mountains (excerpted from edition 1’s History Chapter)

18.  Grand Hotels and Lumber Barons (excerpted from edition 1’s History Chapter)

Back matter

Appendix A-Bicycle/paddling shops and outfitters

Appendix B-Campgrounds and campsites -Include AMC facilities

Appendix C-Conservation and Recreation Organizations

Appendix D-Recommended Reading

Index

About the authors

About the AMC

Cross-promotion page

AMC Book updates

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