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:: Mountains for Mortals: New England
Mountains for Mortals: New England
Mountains for Mortals: New England
is the quintessential New England hiking guidebook with meticulous directions, comprehensive trail descriptions, detailed maps, precise orienteering data, and exhilarating photos. Explore New Englandís most unique and scenic mountains following the best and easiest trails to the most dramatic summits.
From majestic Mount Katahdin in northern Maine, to barren pinnacles along the rugged coastline, to the top of the northeast on towering Mount Washington, the finest peaks are included. Every New England state is represented and many trailheads are just a short distance from major metropolitan areas. Others, such as distinctive Camelís Hump in northwestern Vermont and Mount Lafayette on Franconia Ridge in northern New Hampshire, are located in remote, pristine wilderness settings.
Each climbing description includes trail conditions, weather advice, lodging and camping options, ideal hiking times, and other pertinent information. Although New England contains three of the four most densely populated states in the country, there are still numerous natural sites to be explored in this beautiful area, and this detailed guide catalogs the most unique and scenic mountains. From Mount Katahdin in Maine to the peaks above the coastline, the finest hikes are included here, along with beautiful photographs of the land and precise directions and descriptions.
About Ron and Nancy Chase
Maine natives Ron and Nancy Chase currently reside in Topsham, Maine, and have two grown sons. They have hiked extensively in New England for more than 30 years and shared treks and mountaineering adventures throughout the United States, eastern Canada, Scotland, France, Switzerland, and Costa Rica. Both have an abiding love of the outdoors. When not hiking in the mountains, they enjoy kayaking, canoeing, cycling, and skiing. Together, they operate a taxconsulting business.
Nancy, formerly Treasurer of the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), is currently active in the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS). In 2000, the AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee awarded her a certificate for completing the 100 Highest Peaks in New England. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, Nancy is a graduate of the University of Maine. She is the erstwhile Executive Director of the Maine Brain Injury Foundation and a recently retired bank auditor.
Ron, a graduate of the University of Maine, is retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Formerly a Registered Maine Guide, he was active in the AMC as canoe chair and a trip leader. Currently, he is president of the PPCS and a frequent trip coordinator. In 1997, he was the 38th person certified by the AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee as having climbed the 100 Highest Peaks in New England in the winter. Ron is a freelance writer who has written an outdoor column for a regional newspaper and is currently a regular contributor to several magazines.
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