October 12, 2023 New third edition of guidebook to White Mountains 4000-Footers now available LITTLETON—The much anticipated third edition of the best-selling hiking guide, The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains, has been published this month by Bondcliff Books and is now available through retailers across the Granite State. Written by veteran hikers Steven D. Smith of Lincoln and Mike Dickerman of Littleton, this book remains the most comprehensive guide and history devoted solely to New Hampshire’s 48 highest peaks. It comes in at a hefty 708 pages and includes more than sixty new photographs, both contemporary and historic in nature. “With interest in the 4000-footers at an all-time high, Mike and I are pleased to offer this newly revised and expanded edition,” said Smith, a longtime member of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee, past editor of the AMC White Mountain Guide, and author or editor of several other regional hiking guides. “While the book won't exactly fit into a pack pocket, we hope it will guide readers to many safe and rewarding peakbagging adventures.” The newly revised and expanded third edition of the guide includes all the features that appeared in the previous two editions. This includes Detailed and updated descriptions of every major trail approach to the summits, historical highlights of each mountain presented in easy-to-read timelines, and thorough geographic descriptions of the peaks and their surrounding terrain. Other features include: --comprehensive view guides describing what can be seen from each summit; --helpful hints on climbing the peaks in all the seasons, including the winter months; --an introductory section and appendices where readers will learn about the history of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club, and the growing number of unusual peakbagging feats by hikers of all ages and genders. Dickerman added that the publication of the new third edition has been a long time coming as work on revising the book began a half dozen years ago. “We’ve had to work our way through several different delays. First off, we had to wait for revised summit elevations to become public, and then for the AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee to decide which peaks would or would not remain on the list. Then along came the pandemic, and then a myriad of related supply chain issues created production issues with our printer.” “Like hiking to a summit in the Presidential Range, it’s been a long, gradual slog,” added Dickerman, “but we are thrilled that the new guide is out and that it contains the most up-to-date information available on New Hampshire’s beloved 4000-Footers.” Besides being available in retail outlets across New Hampshire, the book may also be purchased directly from the publisher by visiting Bondcliff Books’ website (www.bondcliffbooks.com), by calling 603-444-4880, or by writing to the publisher at P.O. Box 385, Littleton, NH 03561.