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Hikes in Northern New England : New Hampshire Maine (Exploring the Appalachian Trail)

10 b/w photos 75 maps 5 x 7 Complete descriptions of 170 great day hikes on the AT Easy-to-read topographic maps and elevation profiles for each hike Plants, wildlife, and historical points to see along the way From the spruce forests of Tennessee and the leafy gorges of Virginia to the rolling Pennsylvania hills and the rocky heights of New England, the Appalachian Trail offers 2,200 miles of hiking opportunities. The five books in this series present accurate, detailed information for 170 day hikes (and a few overnighters), all recommended by AT experts. Where to start and finish, water sources and shelters, early exit options, and what to expect on the trail itself are described. Specially commissioned easy-to-read-and-use topographic maps and elevation profiles accompany each recommended hike; mileage data, the best direction to travel, route difficulty, and sources for additional maps and information are also included. Each book points out natural and historical featuresplants, trees, animals, landforms, bridges, vistasthat make the recommended hikes special. 37 hikes in New Hampshire and Maine.

Hiking Maine, 2nd (State Hiking Series)

Lace up your boots and sample seventy-two of the finest trails the Pine Tree State has to offer. From the beaches of Acadia National Park and historic routes through Belfast or Portland to scenic treks up Mount Katahdin and backpacking along the Bigelow Range, Maine has routes to please hikers of every stripe. Outdoor writer Tom Seymour describes trails that vary in length from an easy one-hour stroll along a quiet nature trail to challenging treks in the backcountry. Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trail maps, tips about hiking with children and information on barrier-free trails for hikers with special needs. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Maine. (6 X 9, 216 pages, b&w photos, maps, graphs, charts)

50 Hikes in Coastal and Southern Maine: From the Mahoosuc Range to Mount Desert Island, Third Edition (50 Hikes Series)

Maine’s dramatic coast and accessible southern mountains are some of the prime hiking destinations in the Northeast. John Gibson, the author of numerous books and articles on Maine’s coast and mountains, describes the best hikes in the Western Mountains, the Oxford Hills, Evans Notch Range, the Mahoosuc Range, the Camden Hills, Monhegan Island, and Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Outings range from short walks for families to all-day climbs for serious hikers. There is a rich selection of hikes in each of southern Maine’s major recreation areas, and many hikes are within easy reach of Maine’s major population centers. Each hike description includes a topographic map, information on difficulty, mileage, and rise, and a detailed description of the route. Both locals and travelers will find miles of satisfying hiking here. Features two new hikes on Ragged and Bald Mountains. 60 black & white photographs, 51 maps, index.

50 Hikes in the Maine Mountains: Day Hikes and Overnights from the Rangeley Lakes to Baxter State Park, Third Edition

An updated guide to one of the East Coast’s most popular hiking venues. “After more than two decades of hiking,” writes Cloe Chunn, “I am even more in love with this place.” “This place” is northern Maine, a magnificent and largely unspoiled stretch of landscape encompassing Baxter State Park, the Rangeley Lakes, Aroostook County, and much more. Chunn leads hikers up Maine’s highest and most scenic peaks-Mounts Katahdin, Kineo, Traveler, and Doubletop-from gentle grades to vertiginious scrambling along the Knife’s Edge. She leads you to waterfalls, remote ponds, lookout towers, swimming holes, and incomparable vistas. Hikes in this revised third edition range in length from 2 hours to 5 days, and provide something for hikers of all abilities. Each hike description includes a topographical map and information on mileage, rise, and terrain. Along the way Chunn provides information on the geology, wildlife, and history of each trail. And she places special emphasis on family hiking-how to choose the best trails for kids, and how to make the trip appealing to hikers of every age. 40 black and white photographs • 51 maps • Index

Appalachian Trail Guide to Maine

Official guidebook and maps to the Appalachian Trail in Maine-covering 281 miles from Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park to the New Hampshire line, packaged with 7 four-color topographical maps, with elevation profiles and trail descriptions. Published by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club.


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