Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) is set to host a talk and book signing with Carl Heilman and Neal Burdick for their book, The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America’s Original Wilderness with photography by Carl Heilman, foreword by Bill McKibben, and text by Neal Burdick, on Saturday, November 9th, from 1 to 3 pm.
This event will include a presentation and book signing by Carl Heilman and Neal Burdick, followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Published by Rizzoli International with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), this book celebrates America’s original hiking destination through contemporary photography by Carl Heilman, maps, and archival photos. Text by Neal Burdick brings the history of the trails to life. Sidebars by Christine Jerome and Stuart F. Mesinger and excerpts from The Adirondack Reader provide additional perspective and interest.
Carl Heilman II has spent the last forty years hiking and photographing the Adirondack Mountains. His photographs of the region continue to be published in magazines such as Outside and National Parks and presented as shows on PBS. Neal Burdick, in addition to being editor of Adirondac, writes regularly for Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Life, and other regional periodicals; has coedited four regional anthologies; and was a charter board member of the Adirondack Center for Writing. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and writer who frequently contributes to The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, and Outside.
The Adirondack Park is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states – six million acres comprising more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of miles of hiking trails. Includes fold-out Adirondack Park map in inside-cover pocket.
Books will be on sale at The TAUNY Center and can also be purchased in advance online. The book is available in hardcover. It is 10″ x 10″, with 288 pages and 270 photographs, and sells for $45.
The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton. More information is available on their webisite.