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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston: Still Hiking

Something peculiar happens when you’re playing—I mean, hurriedly hiking—and finishing a guidebook before the first snow falls in Massachusetts. You write the notes, take the photos, and post them online, but forget to pair your memories with your photos in the form of a blog...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston: Fourth Installment

When I began to work out the details of revising 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston, I obviously had to plan around the winter. My first big deadline was April 1 (not coincidentally, April Fool’s Day). That’s pretty much the tail end of winter, assuming...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston: Third Installment

I've had a minor epiphany regarding the 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston book I am revising. The last element of each hike profile is a Nearby Attraction—other things to do and see nearby, restaurants, things like that. This is a Boston book, my friends....

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The First 5: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston

So after I signed the contract to revise 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Boston, it really began to sink in. It was a little overwhelming, but also kind of exciting. I knew the process would lead me to all sorts of cool new spots—and...

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The Down and Dirty of Writing a Hiking Guidebook

Last week, we posted about how we’re going to follow along as Lafe Low updates 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston. But before we start sharing snippets of photos and stories from Lafe’s hiking adventures, he wants to share with us why he enjoys walking in the woods with...

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Exploring Boston, One Hike At A Time

Over here at Menasha Ridge Press, we put a lot of thought into the parks, trails, outdoor activities we'll feature in our guidebooks. Then comes the even harder task of finding just the right author to bring the guidebook to life. Fortunately for us, we found...

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