Life, Death, and Choices made in the mountains of the Northeast. In this all-new collection by author Peter W. Kick are 20 true tales of backcountry misadventure and misfortune, including incidents along the famed Appalachian Trail, and seeks the lessons to be learned in each. From close-calls to unsolved mysteries, these stories illuminate the realities faced by outdoorspeople across the Northeast. Weather is unpredictable. The best laid plans go awry. And in the worst of times, even the best decision may not be enough to turn the tides. Each section features a list of safety notes based on the lessons learned from each story.  An appendix that details the importance of adhering to basic outdoor safety seeks to prepare readers for their next adventure in the wilderness with the knowledge and skills to make it home unharmed.

Paperback, 269 pages