Awol on the Appalachian Trail

Awol on the Appalachian Trail Author David Miller
ISBN-10 9781595940568
Release 2006
Pages 222
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A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.



AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail Author David Miller
ISBN-10 1935597191
Release 2010
Pages 330
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In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail" is Miller s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this audiobook abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning. This is not merely a travel guide; it is a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man s journey and the insights gained by abandoning what is comfortable and routine. David Miller s "AWOL" makes you feel the pain and joy of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike...In vivid colors, David paints a picture of his memorable journey. Larry Luxenberg Director of the Appalachian Trail Museum "



Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 2002

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers  Companion 2002 Author Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
ISBN-10 1889386308
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 224
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The Appalachian Trail Conference and a group of A.T. thru-hikers collaborate on a guide especially designed for potential thru-hikers who want the basic information for a five- to six-month trek in the woods, at a reasonable price, but also want the adventure of finding out the extras for themselves. With research by more than a dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states, backed by the first-hand information of the Trail's volunteer and staff maintainers and managers.



The A T Guide 2015 Northbound

The A  T  Guide 2015 Northbound Author David Miller
ISBN-10 0982980876
Release 2015-01-01
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The A T Guide 2015 Northbound has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The A T Guide 2015 Northbound also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The A T Guide 2015 Northbound book for free.



Walking the Appalachian Trail

Walking the Appalachian Trail Author Larry Luxenberg
ISBN-10 0811730956
Release 1994
Pages 238
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Maret is one of the dozens of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers whose fascinating accounts appear in this book. Their experiences are presented by topic and include useful information on food, equipment, surprises, friendships, mental challenges, spiritual awakenings, and adjustment to life after the trail. This unique study offers fresh insight into the many reasons people decide to walk the trail's 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, as well as lively descriptions of the ways in which they successfully complete it.



Becoming Odyssa

Becoming Odyssa Author Jennifer Pharr Davis
ISBN-10 0825305683
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 304
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Originally published in 2010 with the subtitle Epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail.



Skywalker

Skywalker Author Bill Walker
ISBN-10 1934144266
Release 2008-01
Pages 221
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Skywalker has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Skywalker also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Skywalker book for free.



Grandma Gatewood s Walk

Grandma Gatewood s Walk Author Ben Montgomery
ISBN-10 9781613747216
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 288
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Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.



Just Passin Thru

Just Passin  Thru Author Winton Porter
ISBN-10 0897329120
Release 2009-11-15
Pages 264
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Like a well-crafted stage play, Just Passin' Thru delivers one suspenseful scene after another. But in this historic setting -- a store on the Appalachian Trail called Mountain Crossings -- the characters who show up are no fictional creations. They are the real-life stars of the author's new life as a backpack-purging, canteen-selling, hostel-running, bandage-taping, lost-child finding, argument-settling, romance-fixing, chili-making man of many faces. Like any good drama, there are the good guys (and gals) and the weirdos, too. Some show up once (and that's enough), and some appear again and again. Some are friends, and some dangerous. But all are united by two things: the author's story-capturing talent, and whatever it is that lures them to attempt (or conquer) a 2,200-mile path that climbs and plummets from Georgia to Maine.



Tangled Roots

Tangled Roots Author Sarah Mittlefehldt
ISBN-10 9780295804880
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 300
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The Appalachian Trail, a thin ribbon of wilderness running through the densely populated eastern United States, offers a refuge from modern society and a place apart from human ideas and institutions. But as environmental historian�and thru-hiker�Sarah Mittlefehldt argues, the trail is also a conduit for community engagement and a model for public-private cooperation and environmental stewardship. In Tangled Roots, Mittlefehldt tells the story of the trail�s creation. The project was one of the first in which the National Park Service attempted to create public wilderness space within heavily populated, privately owned lands. Originally a regional grassroots endeavor, under federal leadership the trail project retained unprecedented levels of community involvement. As citizen volunteers came together and entered into conversation with the National Parks Service, boundaries between �local� and �nonlocal,� �public� and �private,� �amateur� and �expert� frequently broke down. Today, as Mittlefehldt tells us, the Appalachian Trail remains an unusual hybrid of public and private efforts and an inspiring success story of environmental protection.



Hiking Through

Hiking Through Author Paul V. Stutzman
ISBN-10 9780984076055
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 309
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The author discusses his decision to quit his job following the death of his wife and embark on thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and describes his experiences and the revelations that came to him while on the nearly five-month-long trek.



Thru

Thru Author Richard Judy
ISBN-10 0991221516
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 304
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A diverse group of hikers--by age, ethnicity, and background--set out separately to hike the whole Appalachian Trail from Gerogia to Maine. They all bonded, as thru-hikers tend to do. Some fell in love. (Published by the Appalachian Trail Museum Society; distributed by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.)"



Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 2015

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers  Companion  2015 Author Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Associa
ISBN-10 188938691X
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 288
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The longtime champion of thru-hiking guides for two decades! Now with professionally crafted elevation profiles, almost 50 new maps, and redesigned tables (more information at a glance, including parking spots). Still the only such guide written by volunteers for which all the proceeds are returned to the Trail by these two nonprofits! The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association collaborate each year on a guide especially designed for potential thru-hikers who want the basic information for a five- to six-month trek in the woods, at a reasonable price, but also want the adventure of finding out the extras for themselves. Who uses it the most? Section-hikers, because there are more of them. Edited by Robert "Sly" Sylvester, with research by more than three dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states, backed by the first-hand information of the Trail's volunteer and staff maintainers and managers and extensive information from the 2015 A.T. Data Book. Equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, post office hours, much more.



Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Planner

Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Planner Author David Lauterborn
ISBN-10 1889386928
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 96
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Each year, more than 2,500 men, women and, occasionally, children set out to hike the more than 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (or vice versa). Good preparation is often the key to whether they become part of the 25-28 percent who make it. For this adventure of a lifetime, the Thru-Hike Planner will help you chart a course, work out a budget, choose gear, plan meals, get in shape and otherwise inspire. It comes with homework: charts and worksheets and checklists and forms, all designed to be ripped out and spread over the kitchen table and then stuck in your pack. This sixth edition brings together the up-to-date advice of recent hikers with the mileages and trends seen by the trail's managers. It advances the mileages and shelters to 2015 status and includes new tips, including advice on smartphones, GPS, Web sites, other books and other devices. The QR code on the back takes you right to the latest Trail conditions on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Web site.



Appalachian Trials

Appalachian Trials Author Zach Davis
ISBN-10 0985090103
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 171
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"I really loved it...Appalachian Trials is full of specific tactical tips for mental preparation, which is key well beyond the AT." - Tim Ferriss, author of New York Times Best Selling The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body Each year, it is estimated that more than 2,000 people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, yet seven in ten ultimately fall short of their goal. Given the countless number of how-to books and websites offering information about logistics, gear, and endurance training, one would think that more people would finish this 2,200 mile trek. Why then, do so many hikers quit prematurely? After successfully thru-hiking the AT in five months with zero prior backpacking experience, author, Zach Davis, is convinced he's discovered the answer. Aspiring thru-hikers, Davis tells readers, are preparing the wrong way- sweating on the StairMaster, meticulously plotting each re-supply box, or obsessing over the a synthetic or down sleeping bag or perfect pair of socks. While the AT undoubtedly presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one's ears. Filled with first-hand, touching yet humorous vignettes and down-to-earth advice that both instructs and inspires, Appalachian Trials gives readers the mental road map they'll need to hike from Springer Mountain to Mt.Katahdin. In Appalachian Trials readers will learn: Goal setting techniques that will assure hikers reach Mt. Katahdin The common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them How to beat "the Virginia Blues" The importance of and meaning behind "hiking your own hike" 5 strategies for unwavering mental endurance The most common mistake made in the final stretch of the trail Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey Strategies for avoiding post-trail depression and weight gain In addition, the Bonus Section of Appalachian Trials includes: A thorough chapter on gear written by thru-hiker of the AT and Pacific Crest Trail, and professional backpack gear reviewer Information about the trail's greatest and most unknown risk and how to guard against it 9 tips for saving money before and during your thru-hike A thorough FAQ section including information ranging from how to obtain sponsorship, to the best stove for the trail, to avoiding chafing, and much more



How to Hike the Appalachian Trail a Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru Hike

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail  a Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru Hike Author Chris Cage
ISBN-10 152030062X
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 221
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Everything you need to know to complete your thru-hike.The AT is a life changing experience and an amazing accomplishment. Half of the battle is proper preparation. This book is everything I wish I would have known before setting off on my thru-hike. Complete with personal tips and experiences.-Learn how to budget wisely, save money and not waste cash.-Know how to allocate 6 months of your time and plan your exit.-Master your gear with a massive guide on everything from your spork to your tent.-Understand clothing, layering and materials. -Hear about what life is really like on the trail.-Know which direction to go, when and why.-Familiarize yourself with a state by state breakdown of the trail.-Learn how to mentally prepare an optimistic framework for the "I-wanna-quit-days".-Understand the physical demands and methods to prevent injury.-Prepare yourself for the nutritional needs with food ideas and favorite meal plans. -Know the REAL dangers on the AT.-"Female Needs" section from AT record-holder Heather 'Anish' Anderson.And a whole lot more...



A Walk Across Michigan

A Walk Across Michigan Author Will Swartz
ISBN-10 0996793275
Release 2015-09-25
Pages 212
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"Hey! ----Aren't you supposed to be working?!" And yet, here you are searching for another good book to read ---in the hiking section of all places. Does that mean you've thought about going on a backpacking adventure of your own, like all the people who through-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT)? Me too. Do you long to reconnect with America, like Bill Bryson in A Walk in the Woods? Or, become a trail legend and icon, like David Miller, in Awol on the Appalachian Trail? Or, are you searching for a long term hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), like Cheryl Strayed, in Wild, as a way to get back to Nature to heal your soul? Good luck! I don't think your boss will give you 6 months off work to go do that. That's why I wrote the book, A Walk Across Michigan: Hiking the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail. There's a trail that cuts across the middle of Michigan that's perfect for people like us. I know because I hiked it. The Shore-to-Shore (STS) is 232.1 miles long and is an ideal path for someone who is looking to do a longer hike but doesn't have a lot of time. It's also a great choice for those who need a trail for a shakedown run and it is newbie hiker friendly. You probably haven't heard of the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail yet because the trail name is too long to put on a tee shirt and also because it is a well guarded secret! I sent an email to Chris Santella and Bob Peixotto to add the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail to their book, Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, but they are busy guys so it might not be on their radar. Please, don't tell the people in Ohio about it or they will start coming up and hiking it, too. Just like how they come up in the summer to rent all the cottages and clog up our great beaches. Anyway, I'm not some big time author with a massive budget and an army of marketing minions to do the fancy book descriptions, set up signings, or arrange interviews on talk shows in order to persuade you to buy this book. However, as an accomplished user of bullets in all my college research papers, I can give you a lot of reasons to buy this book and tag along vicariously with me: You'll get smart! It's packed with information about a very cool trail for hikers and horseback riders. It's an easy hike! Reading this book means no smoke in the eyes, bugs, or stinky body parts normally associated with hiking You'll get smarter! Fascinating detours to learn about history stuff like the logging industry in Michigan, animals, rare birds and even ants! It will make you want to go hiking You will have fun Mom says I am a good writer, a fun storyteller and I walked at 9 months, which undoubtedly was an indicator that I would be a famous hiker someday You get free refills on beverages of your choice (pickup only) while you sit in your favorite chair to read this. It's got pictures and maps You get to hang with me! Written by a librarian (which automatically raises the cool factor). BUY WILL'S BOOK NOW!! BUY WILL'S BOOK NOW!! BUY WILL'S BOOK NOW!! If you can see the line above and the text is visible and not flashing, the subliminal plug-in is not working. Please refresh your screen rapidly until you feel an urge to purchase something. Thank you! Ok. Like Dad used to say, "Time to fish or cut bait." You comin' with us or what?! Push that buy button and get back to work, where you can pretend to be slaving over a spread sheet or doing something productive while you dream about our great adventure. See you on the other side!