The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains 2nd Edition
The Essential (Complete) Guide to New Hampshire's 4000-Footers
New Edition - Revised and Expanded
For over 50 years, hikers have been drawn to the 48 White Mountain peaks that rise over 4000 feet in elevation. Now in a revised and greatly expanded new second edition, The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains is still the only comprehensive guide and history devoted solely to the Granite State's tallest mountains.
Written by veteran hikers Steven D. Smith and Mike Dickerman, this guide is geared toward both serious "peakbaggers" and and more casual explorers of New England's greatest mountain range. Inside you'll find:
- Detailed descriptions of every major trail approach to the summits, including several added for this new edition.
- Historical highlights of the mountains, presented in easy-to-read timelines.
- Thorough geographic descriptions of the peaks and surrounding terrain.
- Comprehensive view guides describing what can be seen from each summit.
- Helpful hints on climbing the peaks in winter.
- In the guide's introductory section and appendices, readers will learn about the history of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club, unusual peakbagging feats, natural history and geology, and sources for additional information. The authors also offer up tips on hiking safety, trail stewardship and protecting the mountain environment.
From Wind Swept editor Marty Basch:
Mount Washington enthusiasts Steven D. Smith and Mike Dickerman have rolled out a second expanded edition of "The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains." With 48 four thousand footers in New Hampshire, the book details each of the mountains with hiking routes, lore, facts and geographical information. First published in 2001, the book is now more than 200 pages longer than the original edition.
In the guide’s introductory section and appendices readers learn about the history of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club, unusual peak bagging feats, natural history and geology, and sources for additional information. The authors also offer up tips on hiking safety, trail stewardship and protecting the mountain environment.
Both books are available through the Weather Store
(mountwashington.org/store) and the Weather Discovery Center gift shop.
Great way to choose hikes and learn about them!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Aug 2012
Great trail info on the 4,000 footers, and great history of all the mountains. I like the multiple approaches described in the book for each mountain from different cardinal directions. No maps, but the descriptions of the paths do the job getting you ready for your hike, and the in depth historical descriptions help you feel more at home on a new trail.