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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Authors night at Mountaineer

I’m looking forward to gathering with fellow writers for a book signing at the Mountaineer in Keene Valley on Thursday, though I may feel a little out of place among the likes of Russell Banks, Chase Twitchell, Bill McKibben, and Jerry Jenkins.

The Mountaineer recently expanded its book department and hopes that Thursday’s book signing will become an annual event.

The signing will take place from 5-7 p.m. Green Point Foods will provide light refreshments, and Stan Oliva will provide the music.Adirondack High Peaks Summit Journal

Check out this story in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for more details and a complete list of the authors who will be there.

I will be signing copies of Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks: Writings of Pioneering Peak-Bagger, Pond-Hopper and Wilderness Preservationist. I collected and published Marshall’s writings in 2006. Marshall, his brother George, and their guide, Herb Clark, were the first to climb all forty-six of the High Peaks.

Unfortunately, my new book, Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures, will come out a few weeks too late for the signing, but I hope to have a flier available, and of course I will be able to answer questions about the book. You can order the book from the Adirondack Mountain Club by clicking here.

If you do stop at the Mountaineer, check out the Mountaineer’s own publication, Adirondack High Peaks Summit Journal. Drew Haas, one of the shop’s employees, put it together this year. It’s a spiral-bound journal for those climbing the forty-six High Peaks. It fits in your pocket and sells for just $9.95.

There are two lined pages for each peak, with space allotted for the date of ascent, the hiker’s companions, weather, and other basic information. There also is a check list of the peaks, ranked by elevation, and list of emergency numbers.

It’s a pretty nifty little book. I bet Bob Marshall would have liked one.

Phil Brown

Contributor Phil Brown was editor of the Adirondack Explorer from 1999-2018. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important.

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