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BEST TRAIL GUIDE EVER!!!
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
This is THE BEST trail guide book I have ever purchased for any mountain region. From the overview map in the beginning showing where the hikes are, to the key information in the margin of each hike, the detailed trail info and tips, the descriptions of the different regions of the park, and to the colored pictures, this book was incredibly helpful and FUN to use in planning where to spend my 3 days. The toughest part was choosing since they provide so many options including not just out and backs, but loop suggestions to combine with other trails.
My favorite part of the book (and something that is not frequently in other hiking books) is the table at the beginning which made it a breeze for a first timer to the White Mountains to narrow your choice of day hikes you want to consider. The table gives an overview of every single hike (organized by where the hikes are that correspond to the chapters) with mileage, elevation gain, travel time, what the highlights of the hikes are, fee, dogs, kids, snowshoe, etc. I love that you don't have to fold out a gigantic map to everytime you use this book just to figure out what they are saying, like you do with the Adirondak Mountain Club's books (which are impossible to use).
THANK YOU AMC! You should consult with other hiking trail authors and editors outside the Appalacians or just redo their books completely.