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 writin...
Paperback: 928 pages
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books; 2nd edition (November 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 2 x 9.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 520473
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I've read so many heavily-used copies of this book while staying in AMC huts that I finally broke down and bought my own copy. It's a thoroughly-researched and fascinating read. The Watermans spent a decade on writing it and it shows. The book is ent...
d 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.