Walking the Appalachian Trail

Front Cover
Stackpole Books, 1994 - 238 pages
5 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
Thru-hiker of 1980 weaves history, maintainers' perspectives, accounts of several dozen thru-hikers (well-known and obscure), and the how's of walking the A.T. into a thorough but entertaining history of an increasingly popular sport.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - sarcher - LibraryThing

A decent place to start while reading about the Appalachian Trail and associated personalities. Picked a few books from the bibliography to follow-up on. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BobEverett - LibraryThing

Understanding far Western Connecticut Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Springer Mountain The Beginning
1
Who Are the ThruHikers?
11
A History of the Trail
20
Pioneer ThruHikers
32
Surprises and Misconceptions
48
Ways to Hike the Appalachian Trail
60
Repeat Hikers
75
Food and Lots of It
83
Trail Angels and Trail Magic
136
Women and Couples on the Trail
147
Elderly and Handicapped Hikers
158
Admiring Disciples of the ATs Grand Old Man
169
Trail SocietyValues and Traditions
177
Animals
185
Advice and Regrets
195
Katahdin The Holy Mountain at the End of the Trail
207

Harpers Ferry and Bear Mountain The Middle Miles
93
Difficulties and Dangers along the Trail
105
Mental Challenges and the Importance of Attitude
118
Spiritual Awakenings and the Pull of Nature
127
Life after the Trail
216
Suggested Reading
228
Important Dates in AT History
231
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information