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The Unlikely Thru Hiker

Author : Derick Lugo
ISBN : 1628421185
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Derick Lugo had never been hiking. He didn't even know if he liked being outside all that much. He certainly couldn't imagine going more than a day without manicuring his goatee. But with a job overseas cut short and no immediate plans, this fixture of the greater New York comedy circuit began to think about what he might do with months of free time and no commitments. He had heard of the Appalachian Trail and knew of its potential for danger and adventure, but he had never seriously considered attempting to hike all 2,192 miles of it. Then again, what could go wrong for a young black man from the city trekking solo through the East Coast backwoods? The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is the story of how an unknowing ambassador of one of the AT's least common demographics, unfamiliar with both the outdoors and thru-hiking culture, sets off with an extremely overweight pack and a willfully can-do attitude to conquer the infamous trail. What follows are eye-opening lessons on preparation, humility, race relations, and nature's wild unpredictability. But this isn't a hard-nosed memoir of discouragement or intolerance. What sets Lugo apart from the typical walk in the woods is his refusal to let any challenge squash his inner Pollyanna. Through it all, he perseveres with humor, tenacity, and an unshakeable commitment to grooming--earning him the trail name "Mr. Fabulous"--that sees him from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 2020

Author : Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Associa
ISBN : 1944958142
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 64.5 MB
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With professionally crafted elevation profiles, 50 maps, and comprehensive tables for more at-a-glance information on-trail. 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. A favorite of section-hikers and dreamers, too. Still the only such guide written by volunteers for which all the proceeds are returned to the Trail by these two nonprofits. With fact-checking 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 2020 "A.T. Data Book." Equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, post office hours, much more included.
Category: Sports & Recreation

My Heart S Wishes

Author : Jill Altman
ISBN : 9781463404413
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 69.56 MB
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At the age of 41 after a lifetime spent attempting to please others, Jill Altman embarked on a journey to honor her own feelings and desires by hiking the entire 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail in one year (called thru-hiking). The story of her adventure not only illustrates her roller coaster ride through love, fear, and everything in between, but also chronicles the daily trials and tribulations in the life of a thru-hiker. Ultimately she uncovered how her commitment to her goal of reaching and summiting the final mountain, Mount Katahdin in Maine, actually stood between her and her real purpose in hiking the trail.
Category: Self-Help

Planning For Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Personal Advice

Author : Donnetta Duffek
ISBN : 9798591243111
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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail can be one of the most rewarding and powerful things you do in life. Overcoming the challenges of a thru-hike requires a lot of research, planning and dedication, so we put together this guide to help get you started. Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years! In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, "Big Bob" Provides: - Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks - Valuable planning tips - Dos and Don'ts - Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections - A valuable backpacking packing checklist
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Thru Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : Floy Delley
ISBN : 9798595266987
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The Appalachian Trail begins its northbound trek to Maine's Mount Katahdin in the rolling southern Appalachians of North Georgia, beginning a 2000+ mile northbound journey through fourteen states. The epic-length trail travels 78.6 miles in Georgia, beginning at the southernmost blaze at Springer Mountain. Departing Springer Mountain, the AT follows its iconic, white trail blazes through the southern Appalachian Mountains, meandering through North Georgia's rolling Blue Ridge Mountains and exploring some of this state's most beautiful terrain. Wildlife frequent the trail, including wild turkey, black bear, deer, wild hog, and songbirds. Throughout the state, wildflowers, rhododendron, laurel, leafy hardwoods and towering pine line the trail in an ever-changing mix of plant and tree life. And in springtime, the trail explodes in an array of abundant blooming wildflowers, including the beautiful native trillium. Anyone who has hiked, or plans on hiking the Appalachian Trail, lovers of nature, and those who know what it's like to accomplish a seemingly insurmountable feat will relish the uplifting story of Monk's successful, 2,189-mile trek. With every milestone achieved throughout his life-changing, unbelievably difficult journey, the author paints a magnificent portrait of the outdoors, and what it's like to fully immerse oneself in nature's glorious, awe-inspiring-and challenging-beauty.
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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

Planning For Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Personal Advice

Author : Stewart Gaetani
ISBN : 9798591711191
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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail can be one of the most rewarding and powerful things you do in life. Overcoming the challenges of a thru-hike requires a lot of research, planning and dedication, so we put together this guide to help get you started. Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years! In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, "Big Bob" Provides: - Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks - Valuable planning tips - Dos and Don'ts - Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections - A valuable backpacking packing checklist
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Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Planner

Author : David Lauterborn
ISBN : 1944958282
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The Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner is an essential reference for any hikers in the planning phase of a thru-hike or long-distance section-hike, based on experiences of dozens of thru-hikers and observations by staff and volunteers. This 8.5 x 11 paperback planner provides valuable information including sample schedules, average temperatures and precipitation by location, packing tips, as well as information on resupplies and health and safety. In addition, the workbook offers rip-out-pages for calendars, budgets, resupply itinerary, and checklists for food and gear. Food, equipment, money, weather, shelters, distances to towns - it's all covered.
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Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 2016

Author : Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
ISBN : 1889386960
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File Size : 35.98 MB
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The champion of Appalachian Trail guides for thru-hiking for two decades! With professionally crafted elevation profiles, almost 50 updated maps, and redesigned tables for more at-a-glance information on-trail. 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. A favorite of section-hikers, too. With fact-checking 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 2016 A.T. Data Book. Equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, post office hours, much more included.
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Through Hiking Book The Complete Guide To Hike The Appalachian Trail

Author : Lin Edwin
ISBN : 9798592946196
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Most thru-hikers take between five and seven months. The average is a week or two shy of six months. Weather conditions tend to limit the amount of time available. Flip flop thru-hikes generally offer the longest window of good weather, southbound thru-hikes, the shortest. The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, ranging from Maine to Georgia. The goal of this guide is to help you complete the 2,185 mile long adventure, feel confident in your preparation and have a great time every step of the way. You will: Learn how to budget wisely, save money and not waste cash. Know how to carve out 6 months from your family, job and home. Master a massive gear 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 for the "I-wanna-quit-days" Understand the physical demands and methods to prevent injury. Prepare for the nutritional needs with favorite meals and food ideas. Know the real dangers on the AT. (Ladies) hear from AT record-holder Heather Anderson on "Female Needs". Hope you enjoy.
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Walking With Spring

Author : Earl Victor Shaffer
ISBN : 0917953843
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 55.16 MB
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In April 1948, the 11-year-old Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia was pretty much a wreck: Volunteer maintainers who hadn't been called to combat couldn't get rationed gasoline to get out there to keep it clear. In April 1948, so, pretty much, was Earl Shaffer, self-dubbed The Crazy One. He had come home from war in the Pacific where he had lost the dearest friend of his life. He needed to walk it off, and he did with the most primitive of gear. In four months, he walked with the merging spring from Georgia to Maine, bushwhacking to find the route more often than not-becoming the first to report a complete, single-journey trek on this footpath of more than 2,000 miles. More than 7,000 have since followed in his footsteps. These reflections on and from his first of three thru-hikes are often lyrical, full of history and local legend and his own quiet insights on life in the woods in a much different era all around.
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See You Down The Trail

Author : Bert Nemcik
ISBN : 1544141629
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In 1995, I rode my bicycle across America from Oregon to New Jersey. It took me 31 days and I traveled more than 3,250 miles. When I returned home, many friends and neighbors asked me if I were going to write about my adventure. For a few years, I resisted doing so until I felt the experience was far enough removed from the present to be honestly and accurately reflected upon. In 1998, I wrote about the trip in the Forest Press. In 2002, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. It took me four months and I traveled more than 2,200 miles on foot. Again, when I returned home, many friends and neighbors asked me if I were going to write about this adventure too. It's been 15 years now since I completed that epic journey and the time to document it has come. Now, I'm ready to recount a journey that entailed much more of a tour of America than the bicycle trip did. I hope you enjoy reading about this journey as much as I did experiencing it first, on foot, and now, once again, in text.
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Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker S Companion 2019

Author : Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
ISBN : 194495807X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.45 MB
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The champion of Appalachian Trail guides for long-distance hiking for more than a quarter-century! With professionally crafted elevation profiles, 50 updated maps, and comprehensive tables for more at-a-glance information on-trail. 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. A favorite of section-hikers, too. Still the only such guide written by volunteers for which all the proceeds are returned to the Trail by these two nonprofits. With fact-checking 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 2019 A.T. Data Book. Equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, post office hours, much more included.
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Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 2017

Author : Robert Sylvester
ISBN : 1944958010
Genre : Appalachian Trail
File Size : 78.54 MB
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The champion of Appalachian Trail guides for thru-hiking for 25 years! With professionally crafted elevation profiles, almost 50 updated maps, and redesigned tables for more at-a-glance information on-trail. 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. A favorite of section-hikers, too. With fact-checking 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 2017 A.T. Data Book. Equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, post office hours, much more included.
Category: Appalachian Trail

A Journey Of Friendship

Author : Melody A. Blaney
ISBN : 0965774007
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 33.22 MB
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Two women, one from Ohio and the other from South Africa, met through an ad in the Appalachian Trailway Newsand became partners for a 1996 journey of 5 million steps.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 2015

Author : Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Associa
ISBN : 188938691X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 38.23 MB
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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.
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Five Million Steps On A Journey Of Hope

Author : Bob "Buckeye Flash" Grau
ISBN : 1457518090
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78.65 MB
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The true story of Bob Grau's 170-day hike across 14 states from one end of the Appalacian Trail to the other.
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Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
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