Item #12190 The Adirondack High Peaks and the Forty-Sixers. Grace L. Hudowalski, Trudy Healy, Illust.
The Adirondack High Peaks and the Forty-Sixers

The Adirondack High Peaks and the Forty-Sixers

Albany: The Peters Print, 1971.

Second Edition. Hardcover. Second Edition Limited to 3,000 copies. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xvi, 357pp. Wear to machine-clipped dust jacket with rubbing, creasing, and toning to covers, corners, and edges. Soiling and rippling to rear cover of jacket. Gentle bumps to corners of green cloth over boards. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. This second updated edition is limited to 3,000 copies. It is well illustrated with photographs of the Adirondack High Peaks. Those who aspire to high places will find the book a rewarding experience while those who "collect" Adirondackana will welcome its contents and detailed index to their book shelves.

The Adirondack High Peaks and the Forty-Sixers covers that unique area encompassing the major peaks which are located in New York State's Adirondack Park. While there are more than two thousand mountains in this region, the book deals specifically with "the forty-six," those summits whose elevations start at 4,000 feet. Vignettes of the forty-six, first ascents, how they were named; old-time guides who climbed with "city people"; the Adirondack lean-to and its indisputable place in the mountain scene; folklore including Noah John Rondeau, the incomparable Hermit of Cold River; rock climbing and winter mountaineering, are all covered.(Publisher). Good + / good. Item #12190

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