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Mike Dickerman,
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A Guide to
Crawford's Notch

Mike Dickerman
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A Guide to Crawford's Notch is the most comprehensive four-season guidebook ever to be published on this famous mountain pass. Written by local hiker and award-winning columnist Mike Dickerman--along with guidebook author Steve D. Smith and Crawford Notch State Park manager John Dickerman--this book not only the chronicles is fascinating natural and social history of the Notch, but also the bird, plant and wildlife of the area. It also includes up-to-date information on more than two dozen local hiking trails, and features an entertaining section on the nomenclature of the Crawford Notch region.

Along the
Beaten Path

Mike Dickerman
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"Along The Beaten Path is a different kind of hiking book," writes author Steven D. Smith in his foreword. "There's a generous helping of 'where-to' and 'how to,' but there's much more as well, for Mike's book brings the entire spectrum of the White Mountain hiking experience into your living room, in wonderfully evocative prose."

Mount Washington:
Narratives and

Edited by
Mike Dickerman
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In Mount Washington: Narratives and Perspectives, editor and area historian Mike Dickerman has compiled more than three dozen written pieces inspired by this northern New Hampshire landmark. The carefully selected writings cover nearly every aspect of the mountain's storied past, including Darby Field's historic visit to the summit in 1642, the history of the famous Mt. Washington Cog Railway, and the "World Record Wind" of April 1934.

Selected pieces from the mountain's unique summit newspaper, "Among the Clouds," are also featured in this collection, along with items culled from other regional newspapers, including the rival summer tourist paper, "The White Mountain Echo and Tourist's Register," published in Bethlehem.

Why I'll Never
Hike the
Appalachian Trail

Mike Dickerman
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Hiking and writing about the White Mountains of New Hampshire has been a passion of northern New England journalist Mike Dickerman for the past decade. In Why I'll Never Hike the Appalachian Trail, the author shares with readers the best of his hiking essays and columns.

Everything from mountain triumphs to mountain tragedies is included in this second collection of tales selected from the author's popular hiking column, The beaten path. Featured in the book are informative pieces on early White Mountains explorations, winter life atop Mount Washington, and several high profile mountaineering accidents from react years.

The author also delves into the pressing hiking issues of today, including the use of cellular phones in the backcountry, and the controversial repermitting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's famous backcountry hut system. Dickerman, an accomplished hiker himself, takes readers out onto the trail as well as, leading them to many of the region's most popular summits.

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