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Forest & Crag: A History of Hiking, Trail Blazing, and Adventure in the Northeast Mountains

Waterman, Laura, and Waterman, Guy

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ISBN 10: 091014673X / ISBN 13: 9780910146739
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club., Boston., 1989
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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 928 p. Maps. Center photo sections. Audience: General/trade. The Watermans have compiled a thorough history and appreciation as hikers of New England and New York State mountain wilderness areas. The stories begin before the 1830s and continue through a century and a half. Numerous trail maps, backpacking usage charts. Extensive source information, glossary, index. Appendix list: Mountains over 4000 feet in the Northeastern U.S., their elevations, and first known ascents. A bookplate laid onto the first free end paper in 1996 honors conservationists Jack & June Liberman of Newport NH, who for the prior 10 years had dedicated their time at each New Hampshire Trails Day. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Light cover wear. Great edges. Bookplate. Back cover, top corner bend. Bottom edge has green irregular staining. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.A5920003518

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Title: Forest & Crag: A History of Hiking, Trail ...

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club., Boston.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Trade paperback

Edition: First edition. 3rd printing..

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The definitive history of the mountains of the Northeast is now back in print. Exhaustively researched and superbly written, and now featuring a new introduction by author Laura Waterman, Forest and Crag is a classic of outdoor literature. The late Guy Waterman and his wife Laura were pioneers in promoting preservation of wild places and backwoods ethics. They spent a decade researching and writing Forest and Crag, drawing together widely scattered sources on the history of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and beyond. The struggles of early pioneers in America's first frontier wilderness, the first ascent of every major peak in the Northeast, the creation of the Appalachian Trail, the golden era of the summit resort hotels, the unforeseen consequences of the backpacking boom of the 1970s and 1980s-it's all here in one comprehensive volume. Lovers of adventure and the outdoors will hail the return of this classic history of the mountains of the Northeast.

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A monumental work - the comprehensive history of the magnificent mountain ranges of the Northeast and the explorers who ventured into them. (7' x 10', 928 pages, paperback)

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