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THE TRAILS OF THE ADIRONDACKS: HIKING AMERICA’S ORIGINAL WILDERNESS

Photography by Carl Heilman II
Text by Neal Burdick, Foreword by Bill McKibben
In association with the Adirondack Mountain Club

The Adirondack Park is home to the largest protected natural area in the Lower 48 states—six million acres, including more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of miles of hiking trails running to ponds, waterfalls, and mountain summits through a wide variety of habitats, including wetlands and old-growth forests. How better to view this wilderness than afoot on the hundreds of trails, many leading to some of the most picturesque summits in North America. THE TRAILS OF THE ADIRONDACKS: HIKING AMERICA’S ORIGINAL WILDERNESS is the official book published with the Adirondack Mountain Club and celebrates America’s original hiking destination through breathtaking contemporary photography, maps, rarely seen archival photos, and a text that brings the history of the trails to life.

There are trails for everyone in the Adirondacks. Today, thousands enjoy hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails to backcountry destinations all around the park while others aspire to climb all 46 High Peaks. Water trails include the historic Fulton Chain of Lakes, Raquette River, and Saranac Lakes routes, in addition to more intimate paddles across wild ponds and waters that meander through towering mountains and verdant forests. Every season has its own charm, all portrayed here in this one-of-a-kind volume of history and photography along Adirondack trails. From the dramatic beauty of Lake George, to numerous fire-tower summits and open ledges and mountaintops scattered around the park, the rugged splendor of the High Peaks, and the bucolic beauty of the Champlain Valley, this book covers it all.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Carl Heilman II has spent the last 40 years hiking and photographing his beloved Adirondack Mountains. His photographs of the region’s incomparable grandeur and beauty continue to be published in magazines such as Outside and National Parks and presented as shows on PBS. Heilman’s images qualify him as one of the premier ambassadors for the area’s mountains and waterways. Neal Burdick is editor of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s magazine, Adirondac ; writes regularly for Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Life, and other regional periodicals; has coedited four regional anthologies; and was a charter board member of the Adirondack Center for Writing. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and writer who frequently contributes to The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, and Outside. Since 1922, the Adirondack Mountain Club has been the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting New York State’s wild lands and waters while also teaching people how to enjoy natural places responsibly.

THE TRAILS OF THE ADIRONDACKS: HIKING AMERICA’S ORIGINAL WILDERNESS
Photography by Carl Heilman II, Text by Neal Burdick, Foreword by Bill McKibben
In association with Adirondack Mountain Club
Hardcover / 10” x 10” / 288 pages / 270 photographs
$45.00 US / ISBN: 978-1-59962-153-1 / Rizzoli New York / April 2019
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