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Walking The Appalachian Trail

Author : Larry Luxenberg
ISBN : 0811730956
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Thru-hiker of 1980 weaves history, maintainers' perspectives, accounts of several dozen thru-hikers (well-known and obscure), and the how's of walking the A.T. into a thorough but entertaining history of an increasingly popular sport.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Along The Appalachian Trail

Author : Leonard M. Adkins
ISBN : 9780738591032
Genre : History
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Predating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail was established in the 1920s. Yet even after volunteers had begun the pathway's construction, its southern terminus was still undetermined. The more than 200 vintage photographs of Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee have been culled from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, local trail maintaining clubs, state archives, and historical societies. They illustrate the sweat, toil, and dedication that went into building the trail over some of Eastern America's highest and most rugged terrain. Also chronicled are the people who lived along the trail's route, those who volunteered to physically build it or lobby for its creation, and the many relocations that have moved the pathway to optimal locations.
Category: History

Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : James R. Hare
ISBN : UOM:39015031606513
Genre : Appalachian Mountains
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Category: Appalachian Mountains

A Guide To Car Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : James C. Duffus
ISBN : 9780595243488
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This easy-to-use guide will help you discover, by car, 74 access points to the Appalachian Trail, the longest linear park in the world. You will find where it crosses major rivers and the Interstate Highway System. You will be able to drive to significant sites such as the north and south terminals of the Appalachian Trail; historical areas near the Appalachian Trail such as Civil War battlefields; areas of natural interest; the high, low, and mid-points on the Appalachian Trail; the Maine/Canada border crossing of the developing International Extension of the Appalachian Trail as well as many other places of interest. Each site lists tourist information sources (phone numbers and/or websites) and where appropriate short hikes are described. The guide is also intended to help parents introduce their children to some modest hiking and to encourage active people of all ages who love nature and the outdoors to sample parts of the Appalachian Trail—a portion at a time—perhaps as a life-time achievement. The guide will enable anyone to find and follow the trail by car, thereby reawakening them to some of the magnificent wealth of their natural heritage.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Bill Walker
ISBN : 1934144266
Genre : Fiction
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Bill Walker likes to walk. Everywhere. So he walked the Appalachian Trail, although he had never spent a night outdoors or backpacked before. Producer Nagle lets Bill explain the adventure in his own words. Adapted from container.
Category: Fiction

All About The Appalachian Trail

Author : Leonard Adkins
ISBN : 1681570998
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Appalachian Trail is one of the most iconic hiking trails in the world and a testament to the power of cooperation. Winding through fourteen states from Georgia to Maine, the Trail is cared for by thirty-one trail clubs, numerous partnerships, the National Park Service, and Appalachian Trail Conservancy. At 2,200 miles long, the trail attracts two million hikers per year. In this young reader's book, the author lays out the history of the Appalachian Trail in its many facets. He includes its geological, ecological, and human history, as well as its history as a trail. By weaving these all together, the author allows the reader to better understand the world's longest hiking trail.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Best Hikes Of The Appalachian Trail Mid Atlantic

Author : Matt Willen
ISBN : 9781634040693
Genre : Travel
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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: Mid-Atlantic by Matt Willen provides readers with detailed information on 43 of the best Appalachian Trail day hikes along the 450 miles stretch of trail that extends from Harper's Ferry, West Virginia to the New York/Connecticut state line. The guide includes a range of hikes, from those that are suitable for families with small children looking for a nice walk in the woods, to the seasoned hiker out for challenging weekend. Many of the hikes make use of adjacent side trails to create loop and balloon configuration trips as well as out-and-back excursions, and all of the trips can be completed with a single car. Each of the profiles includes pertinent information on the history or natural history of the hike and provides recommendations for other activities or sites of interest in the area.
Category: Travel

Exploring The Appalachian Trail Hikes In The Mid Atlantic States

Author : Glenn Scherer
ISBN : 9780811711296
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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41 day hikes and overnight trips in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Complete with elevation profiles, topographic maps, descriptions of terrain, and notes on landmarks, side trails, and shelters Includes directions to trailheads and information on available parking Completely revised and updated to reflect recent trail changes Indexes sort the hikes by difficulty and length 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
Category: Sports & Recreation

Awol On The Appalachian Trail

Author : David Miller
ISBN : 9781595940568
Genre : Nature
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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.
Category: Nature

Appalachian Trail Names

Author : David Lillard
ISBN : 081172672X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This concise, alphabetical, backpack-friendly guide explains the origins of some 1100 place names hikers come across as they make their way along the Appalachian Trail. Filled with fascinating facts, surprising stories, and colourful trivia, it also offers insight into the AT's long and legendary history, as well as the history of the wilderness preservation movement, and of the country itself.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Great Stories Of Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : Debra Smith
ISBN : 9780811705981
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stories of the original trailblazers and the first thruhikers Reprinted from the out-of-print Rodale 2-volume Hiking the Appalachian Trail (1975) New foreword by Dave Startzell, executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy These are the stories of the earliest hikers, the ones who did it before it was the thing to do, when it was said to be impossible, and when a person was considered crazy to even try. Included in this new edition are some of the most famous names in the history of the AT: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, George Outerbridge, and Grandma Gatewood. Trailblazing in the 1920s and '30s and backpacking in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s was difficult: learn how they managed without ultralight equipment and the freeze-dried food available to contemporary hikers. Among the many hiker memoirs and trail stories, this book is legendary, the acclaimed collection of first-person accounts from the original hikers' the ones who proved that it could be done and inspired generations to come.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dreaming The Appalachian Trail

Author : Brad Wayne Viles
ISBN : 1425723950
Genre : Fiction
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The idea for this book came to me on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1994. Every state that I walked through presented me with a different story. Some were pleasant and easy, while others were pleasant, somehow, in spite of being extremely difficult. With each passing state boundary a different realization would occur. This thing, this trail, works its stuff on everyone who walks along it, like a character in life or story. We don´t affect it, it changes us. It´s a much larger whole than any of its components or any of us who walk it. So, each chapter represents a reality that is unique to the hike as told by Ivy Burbank Mann. From the time he starts to the end, six months later, he encounters strange characters, survives three seasons of rain, heat and humidity, and endures violent storms. The trail itself becomes a character in this novel set in the most spectacular scenery in the east.
Category: Fiction

Best Of The Appalachian Trail Day Hikes

Author : Leonard M. Adkins
ISBN : 9781634041461
Genre : Travel
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A concise guide to the best day hikes along the entire Appalachian Trail. Summit the iconic Katahdin in Maine, explore Pennsylvania's Chimney Rocks, splash in Tennessee's Laurel Fork Gorge and Falls, and find out where Blood Mountain got its name in the new edition of Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes by Victoria and Frank Logue and Leonard M. Adkins. This is the most comprehensive and useful guide to this beloved long trail. The book details hikes in each of the 14 states that the Appalachian Trail passes through; previews the flora, fauna, and history of the A.T.; and offers point-by-point descriptions of each hike with trailhead directions. Hikes range in length from less than 1 mile to 11 miles.
Category: Travel

The Appalachian Trail

Author : Jan D. Curran
ISBN : 0935834664
Genre : Travel
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A newly retired Army officer tests himself and his expectations, hiking from Georgia through Maryland, Mostly solo.
Category: Travel

The Appalachian Trail

Author : Brian King
ISBN : 9780847839032
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Presents a pictorial celebration of the history, beauty, and significance of the Appalachian Trail.
Category: Sports & Recreation

10 000 Better Days

Author : David Knobbe
ISBN : 1099657431
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Epic adventures done well and right are probable game-changers. That's what this book's about. If you're looking for a "How To" book about hiking the Appalachian Trail, this isn't it. If you're looking instead for a "Why To" book, this might be what you're looking for. In 1987, the author completed a 2,100-mile southbound trek along the Appalachian Trail. David Knobbe was young and admittedly stupid about many things related to such an adventure. Luckily, he was not beyond learning and improving with each of the five-million steps between Mount Katahdin in Maine and Springer Mountain in Georgia. Instead of getting eaten by a bear or quitting along the way, he learned from misadventures with moose, monsters, mountains, and from the miles and miles the AT provided for thinking. As is true for most thru-hikers and serious adventurers, his journey became the foundation of valuable lessons embraced ever since. For the author, the payoff of investing six months in a "great" adventure was that each day since for the last thirty years has been better than it might otherwise have been. Every positive in his life can be convincingly tied back to that initial decision to hike the Appalachian Trail. And to not quitting when things got tough. That's the power of any adventure -- not just the Appalachian Trail. If done well and right, it leads to better days - Lots of them. You can't walk the backroads of fourteen states without collecting stories. 10,000 Better Days chronicles the high and low points of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It describes brushes with devils and angels, heroes and heroines, kidnappers and lost souls. It's a thirty-year old snapshot of life along the thin slice of America that is the Appalachian Trail. It's always been a remarkable place. This book captures the good, the bad, and the ugly of six-months on the trail with light-hearted stories about the characters who kept the experience interesting. We'd all benefit from stepping into the wilds now and then and just soaking it in. For those who pursue something more, they might reap even more like a renewed spirit and a more-targeted trajectory. Epic adventures come in all shapes and sizes. They don't even need to involve tents or boots or mosquitoes. If done well, though, any adventure, as long as it's big enough, offers a shot at amazing and enduring outcomes. This is the story of one such adventure and its value thirty years later.

The Power And Magic Of The Appalachian Trail

Author : Donald E. Williams Jr. "Jug"
ISBN : 9781480992580
Genre : Travel
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The Power and Magic of the Appalachian Trail By: Donald E. Williams Jr. “Jug” The Power and Magic of the Appalachian Trail is a real life epic tale about a series of hiking trips from Georgia to Maine that Jug and a supporting cast of counselors went on with several groups of multi-ethnic youth. Jug’s sole purpose in conducting these trips was to simply have the youth live in the mountains, catch some panoramic views, feel the pulse of the wild, hoping that the experience would trigger an awakening of the spirit and open up a brand new world that they all could express with love and pride. The trips were not easy. The Appalachian Trail hikes were mentally challenging, physically demanding, and requiring deep soul searching daily. Yet in the end, the explorations were immensely positive and also were enriching experience for the youth. The Appalachian Trail provided a setting that allowed for the openness and freedom where there is no limit to self growth, the greatest trail of all.
Category: Travel

Becoming Odyssa

Author : Jennifer Pharr Davis
ISBN : 0825305683
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Originally published in 2010 with the subtitle Epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tangled Roots

Author : Sarah Mittlefehldt
ISBN : 9780295804880
Genre : Nature
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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. Watch the trailer:
Category: Nature