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Hiking the Triple Crown : Appalachian Trail - Pacific Crest Trail - Continental Divide Trail - How to Hike America's Longest Trails

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HIKING THE TRIPLE CROWN

Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Mountaineers Books
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Roy McCullough
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hiking the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking trails (The Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail) has long been a dream / bucket list item of mine. Karen Berger has done it and, in this book, provides prospective hikers with an important collection of insights and information about how to go about tackling this ambitious undertaking. The book includes an overview of each of the trails, a section-by-section breakdown of each trail, mental and physical strat ...more
Aubri
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book is so outdated (20 years) as to be worse than useless, providing data and guidance that is a generation old. They talk of bringing 10lb tents, external frame packs, and needing to wear boots, and of parts of the 3 trails that are completely different now due to major rerouting. I've thru-hiked the AT, JMT, TRT, VT LT, and WA PCT, and I would never recommend this book. It's old and broadly inaccurate, causing it to be worthless as a reference document. These should be weeded from all li ...more
gina
I read the Basics section and the AT section. It has some good general advice. Some of it I knew but some I did not and was useful. I felt that some of it was horridly out of date. She talks about a 10 lb tent!?! making me think the book was pretty old. No one in their right mind should be backpacking with a 10lb tent. But then another section talking about other lightweight gear made me think it was more current than I thought. Copyright was 2001. Not sure when tent wts started dropping but if ...more
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Karen Berger, author of the best-selling Hiking and Backpacking: A Trailside Guide, has hiked over 15,000 miles, including the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.

Karen Berger is a pianist on the faculty of the Berkshire Music School
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