Saturday, December 8, 2012

Great Gifts: Adirondack Waterfall Guide

In the Adirondacks we have guides for everything: where to hike with your dog, or your kids, guides for climbing, kayaking, and geology. From slide skiing and scat, to bouldering and birding, you can find a guide perfect for your individual Adirondack experience. Russell Dunn’s Adirondack Waterfall Guide (Black Done Press, 2003) is a great gift for everyone with an interest in the Adirondacks, no matter what their inclinations, from sporting to sightseeing.

From roadside views to wilderness treks and canoe paddles, author Dunn has selected waterfall adventures for every ability based on twenty years of exploration. Covering many of the significant waterfalls in the eastern half of the Park, the guide is organized along major travel routes and includes easy-to-follow directions and 50 maps. Vintage postcards and line art accompany the text which includes notes on accessibility, difficultly, and history.

The guide includes includes hikes from Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Westport, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Long Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Northville, Luzerne, Wells, Lake George and everything in between. Its smaller, packable format belies the usefulness of its 273 pages, maps, detailed keys, and insiders information. Black Dome Press is a located in Albany, NY.

Russell Dunn, a NYS-licensed guide, is author of popular and critically acclaimed guidebooks. Together with Barbara Delaney (also a NYS-licensed guide), Dunn leads hikes to waterfalls in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and Hudson Valley, as well as to other sites of exceptional beauty and historical uniqueness. Dunn and Delaney give frequent lecture & slideshow presentations to regional historical societies, libraries, museums, civic groups, organizations, and hiking clubs on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from waterfalls to natural areas of historic interest.

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