New hiking guide celebrates 52 peaks with a view

Published: 10/29/2019 3:34:43 PM



“New Hampshire’s 52 With A View – A Hiker’s Guide”, a brand new comprehensive guidebook for the 52 With A View hiking list, was recently published by author Ken MacGray of Concord.

The 246-page guidebook is the first of its kind for these peaks, which complement the popular New Hampshire 4,000-footers.

Inside the book you will find an historical overview of the Over The Hill Hikers, creators of the list, and how the list came to be; detailed recommended route descriptions for all 52 peaks (plus the delisted peaks), including historical tidbits, parking and road access, and summaries of additional routes. There’s also information on overnight options for campers and backpackers, tips for hiking each peak in winter, and highlights of the views from each peak.

MacGray is a freelance writer and hiker living in southern New Hampshire after another life in the media industry. He has always been a hiker, but didn’t find his true passion for it until later in life and has completed the NH 4,000-Footers and finished almost three rounds of the 52WAV list, among other hiking accomplishments.

He is also co-editor of the forthcoming (2020) fifth edition of the popular AMC Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, and is most at home in the mountains and forests. He is also a big advocate for the peaks on the 52 With a View list and their appeal to both beginner and experienced hikers alike.

“New Hampshire’s 52 With A View – A Hiker’s Guide” is being distributed regionally by Bondcliff Books ( of Littleton, is available to order online, and can also be purchased at bookstores around the state. A full list of locations where the book is currently being sold is available at

For additional information, contact MacGray at or visit

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