Fifty Hikes in the Adirondacks:
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.
This completely revised fourth edition features five new hikes. The hikes range in length from 1.5 to 13.5 miles in length, and 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.
I have spent most of my life concerned with the Adirondacks. From my experience writing thirteen Adirondack guidebooks, I know intimately its forests, lakes, mountains, and rivers and I have employed that knowledge as a foundation for other research. As a member of several boards and advisory committees dealing with Adirondack issues, I have been most concerned with recreation in the Forest Preserve.
- Barbara McMartin
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