In summer of 2018, Appalachian Mountain Club approached me to take on the role of author and editor of their upcoming 5th edition of the Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide. The personal recommendation came from previous author Steve Smith, a legend in the New England hiking community, and was based on my knowledge of and hiking experience in this area of the state, as well as my connections to area land trusts. I was of course very honored as well as very humbled at the opportunity, and accepted the offer immediately.
Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019 I will be working hard to cover a lot of ground in southern NH in an effort to add as many new trails to the guide as possible. In addition, I will also be working with land trusts, NH State Parks and other local trail clubs to gather and revise the latest information on existing trails to be updated in the next edition.
In cooperation with the staff at AMC Books, I hope to make the next edition of the Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide the best one yet.
The 5th edition of AMC's Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide will be published in early 2020 by AMC Books.