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White Blaze Fever

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  80 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It's called "White Blaze Fever" and although you will not find the fever mentioned in any medical journal, have no doubt in your mind - it does exist and no one is immune. Only the most casual, most minute contact with the Appalachian Trail is needed to catch the fever. I now welcome you to be my vicarious hiking partner as we pursue the two-inch by six-inch white blazes f ...more
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Published September 1st 2011 by Publishing (first published July 11th 2003)
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Jan 12, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It doesn't seem fair that such a poor writer was able to come out with a book. This is nothing more than a journal book filled with tons of exclamation points. Blame it on Bill Bryson. But it gets better. Not only does the guy write like Mr. Rogers, but his "tips" are comical. Worse than anything they put in a 'dummies' book. This is a typical entry from the guy:

I walked out of the shelter and boy it was raining! It was raining very hard! I saw some day hikers and they said it was wet. I c
This book was poorly written (probably along the lines of something I would write lol), but it held my interest. A day by day account of hiking the Appalachian Trail is by it's very nature boring at times. I guess I just like that an average guy just did a day by day journal and got a book published out of it. If I had to rate it purely on writing style, I would probably rate it a "2", but since it was at least good enough to hold my interest, I gave it a 3.
James Ritchie
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good hands-on book for anyone contemplating a hike on the Appalachian Trail. The journal-entry style of writing allows the reader to experience the rhythm of the hike as well as the disappointments and victories of the author. There a numerous "hiker tips" throughout the book that sometimes seem like obvious nuggets of information but, on the other hand, having been a hiking leader myself for many years, are useful for many novice hikers - these are the kinds of questions people ask. T ...more
White Blaze Fever is no literary masterpiece, and the editing was rather slipshod, but for someone considering hiking the Appalachian Trail within the next few years, it is a useful read. Forthright, honest, and earnest, it gives the reader an idea of what to expect. The minutiae of mosquitos, rocks, shelter conditions and "trail magic" would bore most readers to tears, but I got the feeling that Schuette (Damn Old Mountain Slayer) was presenting his thru-hike as it was. And I can expect some mo ...more
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who can only hike the AT vicariously, or those seriously planning a thru-hike.
I enjoy all AT books, especially those written by thru-hikers. Unfortunately, I judge all Appalachian Trail books by Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, and he sets a high standard with his storytelling, humor, and wit. White Blaze Fever does include many "Hiker's Tips" throughout the book and those might be helpful to the novice. Details in the tips include author's personal experience with specific brands of tents, hiking poles, etc. Altogether an okay read, but just not as entertaining as Brys ...more
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite books about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. It is a fairly detailed account of the authors hike.
Feb 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Appalachian Trail memoir. Good on the day-to-day detail.
Ezra Adams
Feb 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read. The combination of hiking tips and trail narrative works well enough.
Jill McAfee
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read this book multiple times. Mountain Slayer's wonderfully honest experience on the Appalachian Trail helps you travel right along with him.
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