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Peakbagr
09-19-2006, 06:02 PM
Would anyone have recommendations for the best hiking guides for peakbagging in the Green Mts?
Specifically, best trailheads and mountain descriptions to the VT100 peaks?

Thanks

RoySwkr
09-19-2006, 06:07 PM
The GMC has the Long Trail Guide and the Day Hikers Guide which together cover maybe half of them, the rest are bushwhacks that must be done from maps.

Fortunately the scrub is less thick and landowners more cordial in VT than NY.

dms
09-19-2006, 06:58 PM
A VT Delorme is also helpful. The VT version is not as detailed as ME, but is quite useful.

WhiteMTHike
09-19-2006, 07:55 PM
50 Hikes in Vermont: by John O. Hayden is pretty good. It covers some rugged peak climbs along with others. Pretty good trail maps as well. You can find a copy at Barnes and Noble.

Kevin Rooney
09-19-2006, 08:15 PM
I'd second Roy's choices, and as a follow-on there's Fifty Hikes in Vermont published by the Green Mountain Club (this one may be the same book WhiteMtHike is referring to).

Another little book I really liked when I was hitting the 111 hard was High Peaks of the Northeast by Bruce Scofield. Covers the NE plus the ADKs and Catskills. Condensed, pithy, a few maps were he felt appropriate - it's a little gem. Has some pointers I haven't seen elsewhere. My copy is dated 1993, so it's a bit out-of-date - but so far as know the mountains haven't moved (much).

AntlerPeak
09-21-2006, 08:14 AM
The GMC has the Long Trail Guide and the Day Hikers Guide which together cover maybe half of them, the rest are bushwhacks that must be done from maps.

Fortunately the scrub is less thick and landowners more cordial in VT than NY.

I would say both are essential guides for hiking in Vermont. But my one gripe is both are rather lean when providing info about parking at the trailheads. They don't say alot. I don't have the latest edition of the Day Hikers guide so can't comment if they added info in that area.

Tom Rankin
09-21-2006, 11:28 AM
My copy is dated 1993, so it's a bit out-of-date - but so far as know the mountains haven't moved (much).No, but the trails sometimes do! :D