Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick für die Marotten von Menschen und Bären!
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.
How to plan and prepare for a long-distance hike on the Appalachian Trail. Includes information on trail nutrition, culture, first aid, gear, weather conditions, and more. Expert advice from an experienced long-distance hiker along with useful information for any long-distance trek.
• The how-to book for long-distance hikers who want to finish • Tips to help aspiring long-distance hikers succeed, from determining nutrition of trail foods to dealing with the elements and medical challenges • The first book to catalog the on-trail skills essential to long-distance hiking—setting up camp, dealing with blisters and chafing, avoiding repetitive stress injury • Instructive feedback from thru-hikers on the AT and PCT on gear, food, and more
Located in southwestern Virginia, Floyd County is charming, rustic, and home to America's picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Floyd Folks: Collective Wisdom from a (One Stoplight) Mountain Community is an intimate collection of stories from this rural and tight-knit community. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or a glass of wine or beer and settle into a comfortable chair for a bit. Prepare for a few hours of inspiring and soul-moving stories written by an eclectic mix of talented authors. They are trusted neighbors and friends with much in common, but most notably is their reverent love of nature and humanity. Their personal essays of love, loss and triumph are some of the most heart-warming tales you'll have read in recent memory and will linger long after you turn the final pages.
Author: Randy "Windtalker" Motz
Publisher: Qualtech Resource Group
Release Date: 2008-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation
WINNER OF THE COVETED 2011 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD! What happens when a middle-aged couple with no previous backpacking experience, decides to test their 14-year marriage and spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in one continuous hike? Will their motto of "Quitting is not an option" be a blessing or a curse? Travel with "Windtalker" and "Mom," as they wrestle with their personal weaknesses and capitalize on each other's strengths; and in doing so, gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to make and keep a marriage strong. "Solemates" is not a daily chronicle of trail life but rather a candid, introspective and sometimes humorous look into the range of emotions experienced during the pursuit of such a life-changing adventure. It is a warmhearted journal depicting lessons in perseverance, human nature, compassion, understanding, and teamwork. Their stories, and those of their thru-hiking companions, reveal insights into the human spirit and refreshing perspectives on what is truly important in life.
Kyle and his little dog "Katana" are at it again as they take you along for every step of their 2,650 mile adventure hiking the Pacific Crest Trail!---------------------------------------------------------Embark on another grand adventure across the most diverse, beautiful, and unforgiving terrain in North America. Prepare to feel the blistering heat of the southwestern deserts as you dodge rattlesnakes in the never ending quest for water. Climb into thin air and the dizzying heights of the Sierra Nevada alpine while post holing through miles of treacherous snow pack. Fight the brutal heat waves of northern California as dust cakes your skin and chokes your pores. Hurdle the countless blow downs and foot chewing lava rock of remote Oregon - and brave the freezing storms across the barren ridge-lines of Washington's Northern Cascades. ---------------------------------------------------------This is the adventure you signed up for, and now must see to the bitter end. Face your unknown, embrace solitude, and push the limits of your highest thresholds. You better buckle up, this is the Pacific Crest Trail...--------------------------------------------------For more content from the Author, as well as to follow his past, present, and future adventures; check out the following pages!Website/Blog: BoundlessRoamad.comInstagram: @_roamad_Facebook: facebook.com/kyle.rohrig.7Youtube: youtube.com/c/NomadWisdom
Author: Roland Mueser
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 1997-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Blending sage advice with personal experiences and anecdotes, this unconventional book is an unusually thoughtful account of long-distance trekking on the Appalachian Trail. Mueser draws upon interviews and questionnaire data gathered from over 100 long distance hikers hoofing it through the Applachian Mountains.
In 2003, at the age of sixty-two, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. This is the story about that hike. The Appalachian Trail starts on Springer Mountain, Georgia, and goes through fourteen states in a rather meandering way ending on Mount Katahdin, Maine, a distance of roughly 2,175 miles (depending on the source of information as to the exact distance). My hike started on April 5. I arrived at the base of Mount Katahdin on September 14 and waited in nearby Millinocket until September 21 to complete the hike and climb the final 5.2 miles to the summit. The final day, I was accompanied by our youngest son, Will, who had flown to Boston (from Salt Lake City), rented a car, and drove to Millinocket to join me. Sometimes plans do work out perfectly for September 21 was Kris and my fortieth wedding anniversarythis to emphasize the importance of commitment, which is what this story is all about. Thru-hiking the AT has taken on different meanings through the years since Earl V. Shaffer did it for the first time in 1948, as documented in his book Walking with Spring. His was the epitome, the purist approach as a backpacking venture, carrying his own supplies, tenting and staying in shelters, and walking the entire distance along the designated path as it then existed, but has been subject to a lot of changes since his time. My intention was to do it as closely as possible, adhering to this purist attitude without all of the designer methodology that has come to be acceptable for being considered a modern thru-hiker. And except for 1.1 milesthis is covered in the bookthat is what I did.
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Families on Foot is an interactive guide for families to help motivate children to enjoy hiking and walking in nature. The progressive book would outline basic steps to help families with kids grow from beginner to intermediate hikers and to cultivate a love and enthusiasm for the outdoors. (Going beyond this to “advanced hiker” is beyond the scope of this book and the need for families.) Elements include a basic checklist of gear and safety needs, simple exercises for the whole family to prep for getting out on the trail, real life stories (perhaps crowdsourced from the AHS community), and ideas and activities for making the experience fun for kids of all ages. Chock full of aspirational color photography featuring diverse people and kids, the book is also practical in nature, offering information on gear checklists and how to use GPS, read a map, and predict weather before going out on the trail. It would feature experiences in everything from neighborhood parks to secluded trails. Additionally, the book reflects the hallmarks of the American Hiking Society, with whom we would work to make this book a success.