Blue Mountains Bushwalking Guides
& Local History Books

Mountain Mist Books brings you the Pocket Pal range of pocket-sized bushwalking guides
PLUS a growing range of local history books.

The Chert Bubble - Volume 2

The Chert Bubble - Volume 2

Padley of the Pedestal

Padley of the Pedestal

Hassans Walls - Prized and Pillaged

Hassans Walls - Prized and Pillaged

Centennial Glen and Porters Pass

Centennial Glen and Porters Pass

Federal Pass

Federal Pass

Great Walks at Mount Victoria

Great Walks at Mount Victoria

More Katoomba Walks

More Katoomba Walks

North and South Lawson Walks

North and South Lawson Walks

Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Terrace Falls

Terrace Falls

The Giant Stairway

The Giant Stairway

Welcome to Mountain Mist Books

Publishers of Local History books and the Pocket Pal range of bushwalking guides.

Our books are available from selected bookshops, newsagents, visitor information centres or direct from the Publisher.

LOCAL HISTORY

Available 19th October 2018: Padley of the Pedestal ~ James McMillan Padley. A biography of the man who was the driving force of the Lithgow Progress Association and the chief instigator of the development of Hassans Walls in the early 1900s. Features Castlemaine (Victoria), and Windsor, Lithgow and Parkes in New South Wales.

Hassans Walls ~ Prized and Pillaged. This book documents the natural and man-made assets of the Hassans Walls Reserve at Lithgow. For over 120 years nature-loving citizens have laboured so that residents and visitors can appreciate the natural treasure on their doorstep. The Hassans Walls story is told through 93 topics covering named features, walking tracks, lookouts, etc.

The Chert Bubble series tells the stories of two separate chert quarrying operations at Mount Victoria in the 1920s. Chert rock was crushed and used for road metal.

Volume 1 ~ The Company covers the operations of The Chert Road Metal and Timber Company Limited and their incline railway into the Kanimbla Valley. Some good bushwalking opportunities.

Volume 2 ~ The Shire details the life of the Blue Mountains Shire Council's quarry at Victoria Pass and the Sentinel Steam Waggons that they used to truck the crushed chert to a siding near Mount Victoria railway station.

POCKET PAL BUSHWALKING GUIDES

First created in 1994, the Pocket Pal family has been gradually expanding so that now there are eight guides covering tracks in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, from Hazelbrook to Mount Victoria.

Pocket Pal bushwalking guides are designed to encourage you to use and appreciate our wonderful Blue Mountains heritage walking tracks. This true pocket-sized Pal will fit snugly into your pocket and be invaluable as you plan and make your walk. 

Pocket Pal’s carefully researched information and detailed maps will help you discover new tracks or see old favourites in a different light.

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