Erik Schlimmer’s new book Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains (Self Published/Beechwood Books, 2019) looks back at his nearly 1,000 peaks and more than 10,000 miles hiked in the Adirondack Mountains through
Schlimmer grew up in Poughkeepsie until 1985, when he was 12 years old. “At the time,” he says, “moving to the North Country seemed like a very bad idea. I thought I was being dragged to the Tibetan plateau.”
He says he took the “when in Rome” approach and did what other kids were doing, including skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping – all activities he had never experienced before. This book is now the author’s seventh.
Weighing a hefty three pounds, it features 321 natural photography images within 340 pages. Schlimmer says he rejects the use of filters and digital manipulation.
Only 1,000 copies have been published, each is numbered and signed. Copies of Color Remote, which retail for $40, are available only through Schlimmer’s websites for Beechwood Books and Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route.