Appalachian Trail published journals and memoirs

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Appalachian Trail published journals and memoirs

elokuu 12, 2008, 3:50pm

Anybody out there interested in reading about and walking on the AT?
Turtle Mom

elokuu 12, 2008, 4:25pm

Hi Turtle Mom, my wife is an avid AT hiker. Every year she reads journals on the Web to prepare for the section she's going to hike. I have health issues that prevent my joining her, so I'm the support team.

elokuu 13, 2008, 1:12pm

This post was just put up on the Oxford University Press blog: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

elokuu 24, 2008, 5:19am

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson is excellent. More comedic than informational, I would definitely read it in conjunction with more serious outback/survival guides.

syyskuu 6, 2008, 7:31pm

On The beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage was excellent. Do check it out.

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 8, 2011, 10:27am

1 Absolutely! I have only done some small sections of the trail myself.


joulukuu 8, 2011, 4:18pm

I'm surprised no one mentions Edwin Way Teale's four books on the trail, starting with North with the Spring. I had always thought I'd be able to do some of it, but Bryson's book made me realize that it's not at all the kind travel I like. To quote a singer-songwriter "I want a bed and a blanket and some kind of breakfast sometime tomorrow."

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 22, 2020, 11:40am

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I Need to read these! Teale's farm is in my home State (Connecticut). I never knew he mentioned the AT, in these books.

toukokuu 22, 2020, 11:42am

Recently finished From Katahdin to Springer Mountain which deals with old 1960s through-hiking projects. Ironically, virtually all the stories involve the traditional S to N trek. Nice historical treatment; food/equipment descriptions were mildly interesting.