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    Peak Experiences: Danger, Death, and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast

    Just ordered mine!

    Here is a link to the series of Carol White's "Peak Experience" Books.

    In addition to writing guide books, Carol and her husband Dave have done the Winter 35, 46, and 48, and serve on the boards of various clubs.
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    I picked up a couple of copies at the Mountain Wanderer today..
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    Already purchase this as well, but its currently sitting in the bookshelf queue...should be good reading!

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    Thanks for the tip. Bought the kindle version.
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    I just noticed it in the stores this weekend, too. Quite a thrill for me, as my essay begins on page 39. There are many other familiar names as authors, too. This book will be a great addition to holiday gift giving.
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    present contributors excluded (and I'm sure I'll buy the book regardless), is this worth reading ? I really dislike titles like this has.
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    Chip,

    As I understand it, was originally Peak Experiences in the White Mtns, similar to the ones for the ADKs and Catskills. They are wonderful reads. Then the publisher got involved, looking for a more dramatic title and attraction. I contributed 2 essays, but haven't seen the book nor know what made it into print. The editors of the series are excellent guide book authors, have a number to their credit in addition to the 'Experiences' books, and very experienced hikers in the Northeast - 46, 48, 111, etc and very nice people who give back to the mountains in countless ways.
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    Be looking for some information and clarification regarding the title and what's contained in the book from Carol. Hopefully later today or tomorrow.
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    thanks. I'll buy a couple and suck it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peakbagr
    Then the publisher got involved, looking for a more dramatic title and attraction.
    Perhaps the pub'er could be informed that the people that read these may be put off by these types of titles. Just saying. FWIW. I personally don't know the "Big Picture".
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    I saw it this Saturday and picked up a copy for myself. Now I need to sit down and read it
    It's only 0.2 how bad could it be?

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    MEB - Tim Muskat - Doug Mayer all have essay's included in this book.
    Specifically, Doug's is a fantastic learning tool.

    Additionally, Doug has co-authored a book (now available at www.mountainwanderer.com)
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    I wrote what I thought was a nice historical article about a hike but the author rejected it saying it wasn't adventurous enough

    Then I wrote one that I thought had adventure but the publisher decided to use only stories where people nearly got hurt or killed which is reflected in the different title from the previous books

    We'll see how close it comes in sales to Not Without Peril

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    I submitted an essay a long time ago. I thought it was accepted, but I don't think there was enough peril in it to warrant inclusion in a book with that title.

    Do we know what essays were included?

    Or do I need to go out and have more perilous adventures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardsgirl View Post
    I submitted an essay a long time ago. I thought it was accepted, but I don't think there was enough peril in it to warrant inclusion in a book with that title.

    Do we know what essays were included?

    Or do I need to go out and have more perilous adventures?
    If you go to the Amazon website, and click on the Kindle edition listing, you can get a preview, including the TOC. I didn't see "wardsgirl" listed , but maybe they used a different name..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCarter View Post
    If you go to the Amazon website, and click on the Kindle edition listing, you can get a preview, including the TOC. I didn't see "wardsgirl" listed , but maybe they used a different name..
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Pudding"? I'm a little scared by the concept of perilous pudding....

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