No ‘Classic Hikes’ in Adirondacks?Posted on April 25th, 2012 5 comments Add a comment >>
This summer W.W. Norton plans to publish Classic Hikes of North America: 25 Breathtaking Treks in the United States and Canada. Judging by the publicity materials, it should be a magnificent-looking book, with detailed maps and more than two hundred color photos.
Adirondack hikers may be disappointed to learn that no hikes in the Park made the cut. In fact, only four of the twenty-five hikes are east of the Mississippi.
The hike closest to the Adirondacks is the Presidential Range Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The other eastern hikes are the Art Loeb Trail in North Carolina, the Sentiers International des Appalaches in Quebec, and the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland.
The 224-page hardcover book was written by Peter Potterfield, the author of Classic Hikes of the World. It will sell for $39.95. Click here for more details.
With so many great hikes to choose from in the United States and Canada, perhaps Potterfield can be forgiven for ignoring our part of the world. But if you were to choose one hike from the Adirondacks, what would it be?
Northville-Placid Trail or the Great Range.
Stop counting the teeth in the gift horses mouth! The Adirondacks are crawling with people under every rock, root and tree limb.
Just drive from the Northway to Lake Placid in the summer!!!
You want more people?
This author did the Adirondaks a BIG favor!
OK OK I know it’s selfish, but do we really need more people on our best trails. Let them go to NH where the hardened trails can handle the crowds. However, if they do a little research they too can discover the many gems that we have here.
I am surprised that no Adirondack trail made the cut.
On the other hand; I am delighted !
The fewer people in the Adirondacks the better. Better for me, for my enjoyment and better for the trails. I don’t want hordes of people hiking with me. I want lovely solitude.
Haystack. The view is incredible!
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