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On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage
An eloquent, wise, and witty account of how one man's six-month, end-to-end hike of the Appalachian Trail led him back home.
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Walking the Appalachian Trail
3.80 avg. rating
· 361 Ratings
Accounts by thru-hikers, organized by topic. Foreword by hiker Maurice Forrester and stunning color photos by Mike Warren.
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As Far as the Eye Can See: Reflections of an Appalachian Trail Hiker
Many an armchair hiker has dreamed of traversing the Appalachian Trail in its entirety. In 1979, David Brill became one of the first of a new generation to complete the Georgia-to-Maine hike. As Far…
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In Beauty May She Walk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 60
In 2000, inspired by her father, Leslie Mass decided she would turn a lifelong fantasy into reality. At the age of 59, she began to train for a grueling journey, a thru-hike of the 2,000-mile Appalac…
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Walking with Spring: The Story That Inspired Thousands of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers
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…
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Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail
Each year, it is estimated that more than 2,000 people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, yet seven in ten ultimately fall short of their goal. Given the countless number of how-to books and…
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Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters
Like a well-crafted stage play, Just Passin' Thru delivers one suspenseful scene after another. But in this historic setting — a store on the Appalachian Trail called Mountain Crossings — the charact…
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A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail
As seen on ESPN and Hallmark Channel: Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including bears, b…
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Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail
Dennis Blanchard's promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, when there were no more excuses, he set out on the Appalachian Trail to fulfill that promise. He learned that walk…
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The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail: A Memoir of Discovery, Endurance and a Lazy Dog
This upbeat nitty-gritty memoir, based on the author's 2001 trail journal, chronicles one man's hike the whole length of the Appalachian Trail, beginning just north of Atlanta and finishing six month…
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Southbound (The Barefoot Sisters, #1)
4.06 avg. rating
· 1020 Ratings
"Rarely will you find books that explore the human emotions of a long-distance trek so honestly and clearly." --Roger Williamson, Campmor, Inc. "Highly recommended."

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A Journey North: One Woman's Story of Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Unaware of the A.T. until her beau asked her to bike along, Hall has become a passionate A.T. advocate and savvy outdoorswoman.
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Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail
Why would a middle-aged businessman who had never even spent the night outdoors, attempt to hike the entire Appalachian Trail? Bill Walker, a former commodities trader in Chicago and London, and an a…
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Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail
After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch…
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Stumbling Thru: Hike Your Own Hike
4.07 avg. rating
· 250 Ratings
This novel follows Walter, a sad-sack schlump of a protagonist, as he sets out to hike the Appalachian Trail against his will.
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The Complete Walker
4.25 avg. rating
· 483 Ratings
For the first time since 1984, we have a new edition of the classic book that Field & Stream called "the Hiker's Bible." For this version, the celebrated writer and hiker Colin Fletcher has taken…
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Talking to the Ground: One Family's Journey on Horseback Across the Sacred Land of the Navajo
In 1992 Doug Preston and his family rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. They were retracing the route of the Navajo deity Naay+(c)+(c)' neizgh+in+, the Slayer…
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A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild
The stories in this remarkable collection detail the experiences of women who work in a variety of outdoor professions including smoke jumping, river running, professional falconry, and horse packing…
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Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail
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 intervi…
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46 Days: Keeping Up With Jennifer Pharr Davis on the Appalachian Trail
46 Days chronicles the trials, successes, joys, and frustrations of Jennifer Pharr Davis's record-winning Appalachian Trail thru-hike through the eyes of her husband, Brew Davis. Brew led her pit cre…
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Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks
A longtime backpacker, climber, and skier, Michael Lanza knows our national parks like the back of his hand. As a father, he hopes to share these special places with his two young children. But he ha…
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Called Again: Love and Triumph on the Appalachian Trail
In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days -- an average of 47 miles per day -- she became the first female to ever set…
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Between a Rock and a White Blaze: Searching for Significance on the Appalachian Trail
Four years removed from her first long-distance hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, Julie, aka Stopwatch, is ready to embark on another thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian…
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