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,
Table of Contents
|3.||Tongue Mountain Range||31|
|5.||Murphy, Middle, and Bennett Lakes||41|
|6.||Ice Cave Mountain||44|
|7.||Ross, Whortleberry, and Big Bad Luck Ponds||51|
|8.||Falls on the West Branch of the Sacandaga||55|
|9.||Good Luck Cliffs||59|
|11.||Echo Cliffs on Panther Mountain||67|
|12.||Goldmine Stream Waterfall||70|
|14.||Moose River Plains||79|
|15.||Brooktrout Lake and Falls Pond||85|
|16.||John Brown's Tract||89|
|17.||Vista Trail and Bald Mountain||95|
|18.||Cascade and Queer Lakes||100|
|20.||Grass River Waterfalls||109|
|22.||Saint Regis Mountain||118|
|27.||Pharaoh Ponds Loop||138|
|35.||Rock, Cascade, and Stephens Ponds||178|
|37.||Owls Head Mountain||186|
|42.||Blue Ledge on the Hudson||209|
|47.||Bear Mountain and Boardwalk Nature Trail||231|
|50.||Algonquin Peak in the MacIntyre Mountains||247|
|Books about the Adirondacks||252|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book about hikes to take in the Adirondack Mountains. Gives levels of difficulty for the hikes.
I have enjoyed many of the hikes described in this book. I have found the book very accurate and instructions are very easy to follow for the most part. She helps novice hikers enjoy the trips even more with her vivid descriptions of roads, mountain views, etc. My only complain is that she includes several hikes that are really not so interesting in any aspect. With so many beautiful hikes available there should not be in her book one boring hike where you walk for miles and there is absolutely nothing to thrill the senses or to challenge the body. In any case there should be some kind of warning for the unsuspecting hiker. All in all one of the best hiking books I have found.