Hiking Vermont (A Falcon Guide) : Driving through Vermont, one notices the lack of billboards beside the road. Instead, a set of uniformly restrained signs point the way to roadside attractions and places of interest off the beaten path. On the hiking paths of the state, signs are even less common. Hikers need to know the right topographical map to bring along, how to get to the trailhead, the length and difficulty of the trail. Many also appreciate learning a bit of history as they walk. Hiking Vermont provides all this and more. This guide is divided according the 11 natural regions of Vermont. Outdoor writer Larry Pletcher lends advice on what to pack to assure a safe trip, either an afternoon hike or an extended trek atop peaks and ridges. The book's black-and-white photos give a sampling of the state's scenic treasures. Hiking Vermont also include special sections on the Long Trail, hiking with children, and barrier-free trails that lead to great fishing spots, campsites, and more.