New ‘AMC Maine Mountain Guide’ features more trails than ever before
An essential tool for hiking enthusiasts, the newest edition of the “AMC Maine Mountain Guide” features more trails than ever before. Compiled and edited by avid hiker Carey Kish of Mount Desert, the 11th edition of the guidebook describes more than 625 trails on 300 Maine mountains.
“The thing is just beefy,” Kish said. “It really surprises even me.”
Appalachian Mountain Club published its first edition of the guide in 1961, and the resource has been updated and expanded periodically ever since. The new edition will be released Aug. 7.
“Everyone’s going to ask, ‘What’s new? Why buy this one?’ At least, I would ask that,” Kish said.
For starters, the new edition features more than 175 “new” trails on 50 mountains that were not included in the previous edition of the guidebook, published in 2012 and also edited by Kish. Also, old trail descriptions have been improved, Kish said, and some sections of the book have been completely overhauled with new information.