AMC Maine Mountain Guide
by Carey Michael Kish (Appalachian Mountain Club, $24.95, 590 pp.)
The Maine Mountain Guide, an essential companion for outdoor enthusiasts since 1961, is the only comprehensive hiking guide to the mountain trails of Maine. The 11th edition of the venerable guide describes 625 trails on 300 mountains, from Acadia National Park to Aroostook County and Maine’s White Mountains to Washington County, a hiking bounty totaling close to 1,500 miles. Full-color topographic sheet maps covers 7 popular hiking regions, while 22 topographic maps within the text complement the trail descriptions. Loaded with easy woodland walks, moderate hill climbs and strenuous mountain traverses, hikers will find the guide and maps to be an ever helpful and trusted resource, a pathway to many days of outdoor pleasure and healthful exercise on the trails through the scenic woods and mountains of Maine.