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My AMC White Mountain Guides
May Camp
Red Flannel Hash
In the Shadow of Monadnock
Carter Notch in Winter, the First Trip
Through the Past Darkly with Sven Saws and Candle Lanterns
Winter Night at Hermit Lake
How Things Come to Pass
Second Sojourn
Camp 16
Ghosts and Summits
Golden Girls
Mt Garfield Dream
Closing Galehead
Remembering Ray Evans, 1909-2001
Mountain Pond and Carter Dome
Riddle of New Hampshire
Mt Carrigain Trilogy
On the Garfield Ridge with Jack Kerouac
Out of the Fog
Saco River Idylls
Franconia One
The 48 Summits


From Mt Washington and the Presidential Range in the north to the Sandwich Range in the south, from the beauty of the great White Mountain notches (Crawford, Pinkham, Kinsman, Franconia, Zealand, Carrigain, Carter) to the windswept summit of Mt Monadnock, this book celebrates the author's love for the White Mountains and the Granite State of New Hampshire. Gathered over a period of eighteen years, these stories cover a broad array of circumstances and experiences. From the challenge of high-water stream crossings and spring blizzards (Mt Garfield Dream) to the simple joy of car-camping on the Kancamaugus Highway (Red Flannel Hash), from the severity of the White Mountains in winter (Second Sojourn) to the heat and humidity of summer (Mountain Pond and Carter Dome), from a wild and raucous night at Galehead Hut (Closing Galehead) to the changing periods of a life (How Things Come to Pass), this volume covers the gamut of experiences and emotions. This collection includes some of Laudizen's favorite stories. 'My AMC White Mountain Guides' is his homage to the area and describes how he came to discover the White Mountains. In the story 'Out of the Fog', he relates some of the strange moments and enigmatic encounters experienced over his years on the trail. And 'The 48 Summits' reviews his quest to climb every 4000-foot peak while he recalls the history and emotions of those eighteen years he spent hiking on the trails of New Hampshire. A fine read for anyone who appreciates the rugged beauty of the New England mountains.