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Beaufort Books #ad - With every step she takes, jennifer transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail, braving situations she never imagined before her thru-hike. After graduating from college, Jennifer isn't sure what she wants to do with her life. Though her friends and family think she's crazy, she sets out alone to hike the trail, hoping it will give her time to think about what she wants to do next.

The next four months are the most physically and emotionally challenging of her life. She quickly discovers that thru-hiking is harder than she had imagined: coping with blisters and aching shoulders from the 30-pound pack she carries; sleeping on the hard wooden floors of trail shelters; hiking through endless torrents of rain and even a blizzard.

Becoming Odyssa : Adventures on the Appalachian Trail #ad - She is drawn to the appalachian Trail, a 2175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. And when tragedy strikes, she learns that she can depend on other people to help her in times of need. The trail is full of unexpected kindness, generosity, and humor.

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Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph

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Beaufort Books #ad - By hiking 2, 181 miles in 46 days - an average of 47 miles per day - she became the first female to ever set that mark. Jennifer pharr davis is a modern role-model for women - and men. The most amazing part of this story is not found at the finish, but is discovered through the many challenges, lessons and relationships that present themselves along the trail.

Together, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, shin-splints and illnesses. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, and tears - a lot of tears.

Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph #ad - By completing this extraordinary amateur feat, Jennifer rose above the culture of multi-million dollar sports contracts that is marked by shortcuts and steroids. This is jennifer's story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband Brew.

This is the story of a real person doing something remarkable. In 2011, jennifer pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. She is an authentic hero. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness.

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Sheltered: An Appalachian Trail Story

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Miss Emily Harper #ad - At restaurants the waiters stare and their jaws drop to the floor as hikers gulp down burgers with a side of Mountain Dew. Starting out in the spring means waking up to snow. Vermont is beautiful, but is no rival against the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where hikers get to walk above treeline and experience heaven on clear days.

This story is filled with hiker lingo and weaves with the ins and outs of hiker culture. By the time thru-hikers get to Virginia, winter is gone for good, and hikers have their trail legs. In towns, hikers flock to the grocery stores where they are greeted with shocked townsfolk, who watch these mountain men with caution.

Sheltered: An Appalachian Trail Story #ad - Some hike it in sections and others in thru-hikes. They are attacked by mosquitoes in New Jersey. The two thousand mile trail spans from Springer Mountain, Georgia through fourteen states and ends on the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Maine, wildest of all, is also the most brutal, and beautiful of all.

By pennsylvania, hikers are zapped of energy from the heat and low water. A couple thousand people go out each year in hopes of completing the entire trail in one go, but few do. For a thru-hiker, it's a hike of a lifetime. ”.

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Lost on the Appalachian Trail

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Primal Publishers #ad - This exciting and often times humorous narrative does more than simply tell the story of Kyle and Katana's adventures on trail. What are you waiting for? adventure is calling…For more content from the Author, present, as well as to follow his past, and future adventures; check out the following pages!Website/Blog: BoundlessRoamad.

Cominstagram: @boundless_roamadFacebook: facebook. Com/kyle. Rohrig. 7youtube: youtube. Com/c/boundlessRoamad. Join kyle and his little dog "katana" as they take you along for every step of their 2, 185 mile adventure hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Make some friends for life, learn the finer points of long distance hiking, and realize that what you take within your backpack is not nearly as important as what you bring within yourself.

Lost on the Appalachian Trail #ad - . Nobody said it was easy, but if you can make it to the end, your life will be changed forever. You will be inspired, while learning what it takes mentally and physically to accomplish an undertaking such as hiking thousands of miles through mountainous wilderness while braving countless obstacles all determined to make you quit.

Confront the terrain, severe weather, injury, dangerous wildlife and questionable characters as you grow and learn as Kyle did from start to finish of this epic adventure.

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Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Little Brown Dog Books #ad - It will be her first long-distance hike. In the desert of southern california Carrot faces many challenges, injury, aching cold and searing heat, both physical and emotional: pain, dehydration, exhaustion, blisters, loneliness. In the wilderness she happens upon and becomes close with an eclectic group of strangers- people she wouldn't have chanced to meet in the “regular world” but who are brought together, here on the trail, by their one common goal: make it to Canada before the snow flies.

In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2, 660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. The city makes her numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others. Carrot quinn fears that she's become addicted to the internet.

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Painted Blazes: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Loner

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Shadow Archer Press #ad - Who would have ever guessed that during his journey, run completely out of money twice, spend the night under a jail, would be bitten by a dog and a lobster, happen upon a plane crash, come face to face with a black bear, be in a car accident, chat with a wanted fugitive, “Loner” as he’s known in hiker circles, lose 80 pounds, see a ghost, and find the girl of his dreams.

This story captures the excitement, and danger of a thru-hike with many added details, sometimes sadness, funny characters, and dozens of incidents never revealed before. More than just a memoir, hammock camping, living on a budget, aspiring thru-hikers will find “Hiker Tips” on ultralight backpacking Loner’s pack weight was just 13 pounds, etc.

Painted Blazes: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Loner #ad - Happy hiking! and don’t forget…Find some adventure - in your adventure! Readers will also gain rare insight into a subculture with its own ethics, language, trail names, hostel system, and folklore. All to have the time of his life, and ultimately learn, feel the kindness of others, he’s not a loner after all.

Documenting his trip on YouTube for friends and family, thousands more also followed along, vicariously. A chance meeting led to Jeff’s discovery of the Appalachian Trail.

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Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76

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#ad - Bears, moose, coyotes, owls, pronghorn, deer, eagles, turkey vultures, hawks, and endless supplies of squirrels and chipmunks share the world through which she walked. Everyday challenges of completing seemingly endless miles, encountering new adventures, sometimes with friends and much of the time solo, brought Mary to the first pages of this book on a glorious day sighting two grizzly bears and completing long-distance hiking's Triple Crown at age 76.

Throughout this inspirational journey, Mary shares the perspective of an aging adult. Not beginning long-distance hiking until age 60, granite and thick forests of the Pacific Crest Trail, snow, Mary takes us with her on her trail journeys to experience encounters with the beauty of wilderness from the Eastern ranges of the Appalachian Trail, the challenges of desert, and the rugged and the remote grandeur of the Continental Divide Trail.

Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76 #ad - Along the way, she introduces the Trail Community. Challenges of failing body parts add drama and obstacles to be overcome like rocks in the trail or adapted to like the trails that wind slowly up steep mountains. Come along and experience long trails with the Old Lady on The Trail. Adventure on national Scenic Trails does not need to end when one is old.

Hikers of many ages and walks of life labeled with colorful monikers called trail names, and trail angels, planned and total surprises, grace her journey.

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Appalachian Trials: The Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail

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Good Badger Publishing #ad - Filled with first-hand, moving yet light-hearted vignettes and down-to-earth advice that instructs and inspires, Appalachian Trials gives readers the mental road map they’ll need to hike from Springer Mountain to Mt. Katahdin. In appalachian trials readers will learn:• Effective goal setting techniques that will assure you reach Mt.

Aspiring thru-hikers, are preparing the wrong way- sweating on the StairMaster, meticulously plotting each re-supply box, Davis tells readers, or obsessing over the perfect sleeping bag or pair of socks. I really loved it…appalachian Trials is full of specific tactical tips for mental preparation, which is key well beyond the AT.

Appalachian Trials: The Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail #ad - Tim ferriss, author of new york times Best Selling The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. 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. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. Why then, do so many hikers quit prematurely?After successfully thru-hiking the AT in five months with zero prior backpacking experience, Zach Davis, author, is convinced he’s discovered the answer.

Katahdin• the common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them• how to beat “the virginia blues”• the importance of and meaning behind “hiking your own hike”• 5 strategies for unwavering mental endurance• the most common mistake made in the final stretch of the trail• The top method for staving off stress • Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey• Strategies for avoiding post-trail depression and weight gainIn addition, the Bonus Section of Appalachian Trials includes: • A thorough chapter on gear written by thru-hiker of the AT and Pacific Crest Trail, to the best stove for the trail, to avoiding chafing, and professional backpack gear reviewer• Information about the trail's greatest and most unknown risk and how to guard against it• 9 tips for saving money before and during your thru-hike• A thorough FAQ section including information ranging from how to obtain sponsorship, and much more! .

This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one’s ears.

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The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

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Viking #ad - National geographic adventurer of the year jennifer pharr davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trailJennifer Pharr Davis, a record holder of the FKT fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail, backpacking, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, and trail running.

The pursuit of endurance empowers readers to unlock phenomenal endurance and leverage newfound grit to achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom. She distills complex rituals and histories into easy-to-understand tips and action items that will help you take perseverance to the next level.

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience #ad - . With a storyteller's ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors.

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Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

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Chicago Review Press #ad - This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. Emma gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65.

She appeared on tv with groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail.

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail #ad - Author ben montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented.

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Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Trail

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#ad - When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2, 180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Keith is a perfect walking companion for the ups and downs of the trail – his easy and understated style kept me turning the pages. Essential reading for those contemplating their own big adventure.

David lintern outdoor enthusiast magazine'this book is for anyone who's ever dreamed about a big adventure, as Fozzie spins a funny, thought-provoking and inspiring tale of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. 2, 000+ miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker?Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine.

Keith foskett’s dream of escape started with a single step. It’s a lifetime’s worth of adventurous memories crammed into one simple walk. Alastair humphreys author, adventurer and a national Geographic Adventurer of the Year'With thru-hiking gaining in popularity, many look to the Appalachian Trail to test out their trail legs, and discover why it holds the reputation it does.

Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Trail #ad - The wilds of this planet are serene, peaceful and offer the chance to break away from a normal existence. Venture beyond the journal-entry style of most outdoor books and join the humorous hike of a lifetime. Balancing on Blue is a superb standalone travel memoir. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, and writes with insight, a world-champion juggler and a sex-starved Minnesotan – he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, Foskett was pushed to his limits…Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a drug dealer, humour and reflection.

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