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Best backcountry skiing in the Northeast : 50 classic ski tours in New England and New York
Goodman, David, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Appalachian Mountain Club Books ; Guilford, CT : Distributed by the Globe Pequot Press, [2010]

Physical Description:
xxxviii, 310 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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GV854.5.N35 G657 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Travel
GV854.5.N35 G657 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
GV854.5.N35 G657 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Travel

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From the author of the “Bible of Eastern Backcountry Skiing" comes the most up-to-date resource for exploring the  backcountry ski trails of the Northeast.  This book features 50 trips through New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts, including extensive coverage of Tuckerman Ravine, the Catamount Trail, Jackrabbit Trail, the historic Thunderbolt Ski Trail, as well as backcountry huts and lodge-to-lodge skiing in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness. You'll learn how to prepare for your adventure with helpful references on when to go, what to bring, and must-have backcountry safety skills. Each trip is complete with a description, distance, elevation, topographic map, difficulty rating, directions, and other tools to help plan your adventure. Whether you're a seasoned Nordic or telemark skier looking for a new challenge, or a resort skier ready to take on the backcountry, this book will help you expertly navigate the Northeast in winter.


Author Notes

David Goodman, an award-winning writer, skier, and mountaineer, has written for numerous national publications, including SKI Magazine and Backcountry. He is the author of Backcountry Skiing Adventures Vermont and New York and Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Section I The Backcountry World
i The Northeastern Renaissance
ii The Tours
iii The New England Ski Season
iv Backcountry Snowboarding
v Clothing and equipment
vi Mountaineering Skills & Avalanches
vii First Aid
Section II New Hampshire
1 Mt. Cardigan
2 Mt. Monadnock
3 Mt. Moosilauke
4 Mt. Chocorua
5 Cannon Mountain
6 Mt. Garfield
7 Carter Notch Hut Tours
8 Wildcat Valley Trail
9 Doublehead Ski Trail
Mt Washington Region
10 Avalanche Brook Trail
11 Pinkham Notch Tours
12 Gulf of Slides
13 Sherburne Ski Trail
14 Tuckerman Ravine
15 Great Gulf
16 Oakes Gulf
Pemigewasset Wilderness Region
17 Zealand Falls Hut Tour
18 Zealand Notch Tours
19 Pemigewasset River Tours
20 Greeley Ponds
21 Easy Day Trips in the White Mountains
Section III Vermont
22 Stratton Pond
23 Skyline Trail
24 Mt. Moosalamoo
25 Breadloaf Wilderness/ Norske Trail
26 Woodward Mountain Trail
27 Bolton-Trapp Trail
28 The Long Trail - Monroe Skyline
29 Camel's Hump
30 Lake Willoughby
31 Big Jay
Mt Mansfield Region
32 Bruce Trail
33 Teardrop Trail
34 Skytop Trail
35 Steeple Trail
36 Nebraska Notch
Section IV Maine
37 Acadia National Park
38 Camden Hills State Park
39 Katahdin & Baxter State Park
40 100 Mile Wilderness (AMC Medawisla Lodge)
41 Grand Canyon of Maine (AMC Little Lyford Lodge)
42 Maine Huts
Section V New York
The Adirondacks: A Ski History
43 Jackrabbit Trail
44 Camp Peggy O'Brien Hut Tour
45 Wright Peak Ski Trail
46 Avalanche Pass & Lake Colden
47 Mt. Marcy
Section VI Massachusetts
48 Thunderbolt Ski Trail
Back matter
Appendix A Outdoor & Instructional Organizations
Appendix B Recommended Reading
Appendix C Emergency Contacts