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Larger than the state of Rhode Island and laced by a thousand miles of trails, the White Mountains have long been a hiker's paradise. Here is a first-person account of the world that begins where the pavement ends. Fishermen, backpackers, trail-bikers ... goofers, peak baggers, and through hikers ... you'll find them all in the White Mountains, and you'll meet them all in the pages of this compelling book.The year is 1975, when it was still possible to find space in a lean-to shelter, when the Old Man of the Mountains still showed his splendid profile over Franconia Notch, and when hikers still smoked.
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About the Author
Daniel Ford is a New Hampshire-based journalist, novelist, and historian. He is best known for his prize-winning history of the American Volunteer Group, the "Flying Tigers" who protected Burma and China in the earth months of the Pacific War, 1941-1942. As a reporter in South Vietnam in 1964, he went on the mission that became the novel "Incident at Muc Wa" and the acclaimed Burt Lancaster film, "Go Tell the Spartans." He is a sometime hiker, skier, and recreational pilot.