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Behind the Book - Harriman Trails
Harriman Trails has been a best-seller since it was first published in 1992. The first printing of 5,000 copies sold out in two years, and a revised first edition was printed in 1994. In 1999, a second edition was published, and this edition was reprinted twice.
It became evident that a new edition was needed, but a major stumbling block was the Unmarked Trails section. It was felt that this section needed to be totally reorganized, but to do this properly, it would be necessary to rehike and recheck all the descriptions of the unmarked trails. When volunteer John Timm agreed to do this, we were ready to come out with a new edition.
Author Daniel Chazin carefully reviewed all changes made to the marked trails since the last edition, hiked all of the relocations, and wrote revised descriptions (including revised historical information, explaining when and why the changes were made). He also worked on updating the remainder of the book, and visited the archives of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission to obtain copies of the historical photographs used in the book.