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 1
The Chert Bubble - Volume 2
Fifty Blue Mountains Openings
Hassans Walls - Prized and Pillaged
Padley of the Pedestal
Centennial Glen and Porters Pass
Great Walks at Mount Victoria
More Katoomba Walks
North and South Lawson Walks
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
The Giant Stairway
Wilson Glen and Gypsy Cave
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.
Announcing two new books!
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2019! Fifty Blue Mountains Openings ~ Tracks, Lookouts, Monuments ... and a few surprises. Covers 50 significant events with over 280 illustrations of the ceremonies, the people who took part, the documented records, and current views. Some historic photos have never been published before.
NEW in October 2019! Wilson Glen and Gypsy Cave, Woodford, Blue Mountains. The ninth Pocket Pal has arrived! Covers a group of reserves on the south side of Woodford.
NEW in December 2019 - The Green Leaves of Spring ..., a book of poems and prayers by Rosemary Painter.
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 nine guides covering tracks in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, from Woodford 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.