Blue Mountains Bushwalking Guides
& Local History Books

Mountain Mist Books brings you the Pocket Pal range of pocket-sized bushwalking guides
PLUS The Chert Bubble series of local history books.

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.


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

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

Volume 2 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.

These books are A4 portrait size and are packed with historical information, photos, mining survey plans, and copies of historical documents and newspaper reports.


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

Pocket Pal guides are 140mm deep and 95mm wide.

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