9780811705981

Great Stories of Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811705981

  • ISBN10:

    0811705986

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-28
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Summary

These are the stories of the earliest hikers, the ones who did it before it was the thing to do, when it was said to be impossible, and when a person was considered crazy to even try. Included in this new edition are some of the most famous names in the history of the AT: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, George Outerbridge, and Grandma Gatewood. Trailblazing in the 1920s and '30s and backpacking in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s was difficult: learn how they managed without ultralight equipment and the freeze-dried food available to contemporary hikers.Among the many hiker memoirs and trail stories, this book is legendary, the acclaimed collection of first-person accounts from the original hikers-the ones who proved that it could be done and inspired generations to come.

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