The central Adirondack region described in this guide is one of the most varied in the Adirondack Park. From the bottom of the Hudson Gorge to the 3667-foot summit of Blue Mountain, and from the mountainous eastern shoulder of the central Adirondack plateau near Schroon Lake to the lake-and-ridge country near Big Moose, this book literally describes a cross section of the Adirondack Park. Flip through these pages and you will see that same topographical variety reflected in the selection of hikes and backcountry adventures. Mountains, lakes, rivers—they are all here. This fourth edition contains updated trail information, dozens of new photographs, many new route descriptions, and newly redesigned trail maps, making this the definitive guide to the Central Adirondacks.