Long Trail Guide by Green Mountain Club

Ratings:4 Stars
Pages: 323
Genre: Action Thriller
ISBN-10: 1888021381
ISBN-13: 978-1888021387

The Green Mountain Clubs Long Trail Guide: Hiking Vermont’s High Ridge by Dave Hardy & Matt Krebs is chockful of information about the Long Trail, The authors divide the 272 mile hike into twelve divisions. Each chapter has similar subtitles, but the information is specific for that section of the trail. Among these topics are a section map and elevation profile, a description of the section, camping and fires, group use, winter use, access to the Long Trail, approach trails, and side trails. This makes it handy for section hikers to cut out the pertinent chapter instead of carrying the 6 x 1 x 3 inch book that weights 6.4 ounces.

In addition to information specific to the trails, there is a history of the Long Trail and of the Green Mountain Club and useful addresses in the index. I would recommend this guide for anyone who is planning on hiking the Long Trail. Because of the repetitive structure, I would not take this book on a hike. Instead I would gleam information to mark up a map.