Here’s where I try to give credit where credit is due.  My posts for this blog require access to these resources.  (If I quote from them at any length, I always give attribution within the post.)  Generally, these books and maps are readily available at most outdoor emporia, such as EMS and Campmoor.  Some can even be picked up at B&N.

  • Trail maps from the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference –for  anyone who hikes in lower NYS or New Jersey, these maps are invaluable guides to making the most of where you are and where you want to go.  Indispensable.
  • Harriman Trails — A Guide and History by William J Myles (NYNJ TC Pub.) — THE definitive guide to the heart of lower NYS hiking.  Rich in detail, both about the terrain and the history of the people who once populated the park.
  • New York Walk Book (NY/NJ TC author and publisher) — everything in lower NYS outside of Harriman and Bear Mountain.
  • New Jersey Walk Book (NY/NJ TC author and publisher) — obviously the companion to the above, and a testament to the reality that there are wonderful places in the much-maligned Garden State in which to hike.
  • Adirondack Park — Lake Placid / High Peaks (Adirondack Mountain Club/National Geographic) — trail map needed for Mt. Marcy and the other Adirondack High Peaks.
  • Hiking the Adirondacks by Lisa Densmore (Falcon Guides 2010) — a very concise description of 42 hikes around the Adirondacks.  A wide variety of hikes from killers to milk runs.
  • Iron Mine Trails by Edward J. Lenik (NYNJTC Pub.) — a history of iron mining in the NY & NJ Highlands, along with detailed maps and diagrams of ruins of the mining camps.
  • Palisades, 100,000 Acres in 100 Years by Robert O. Binnewies (Fordham University Press) — a history of the Hudson Palisades and the struggle to save them from exploitation.
  • Hadrian’s Wall Path by Mar Richards (Cicerone, 2013) — A detailed walking guide to the entire path with maps and pictures.

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  1. [...] so if you’re into this kind of thing, I advise you to buy Lenik’s book (deets in the References) and at the point where Crooked Road hits the Dunning Trail, make a right instead of the left I [...]

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