The Schaghticoke Mountain to East Mountain Topographic Map Guide makes a perfect traveling companion when traversing the Connecticut and Massachusetts sections of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). The trail in this section of New England skirts the northwest corner of Connecticut and traverses what remains of a once mighty mountain range. The hiking is moderate through Connecticut and the climbs are short, but can be steep. As the trail crosses into Massachusetts, it enters the Berkshires, characterized by wooded hills and outstanding views with pleasant, flat hiking along the Berkshire plateau.
Each A.T. Topographic Map Guide includes detailed topographic maps at a detail of 1 inch = 1 mile. Each page is centered on the A.T. and overlaps with the adjacent pages so there is little chance of getting lost. Along the bottom of each page is a trail profile that shows the distance between shelters, camping areas, and trail access points. The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile. The Topographic Map Guide is built for all levels of hiking enthusiasts, from the day tripper to the multi-month 'thru-hiker'. The front pages include resupply information, town inset maps, camping options, and much more.