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Hiking. Pedestrian tours

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  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing... more...

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Placeby Aron Ralston

    Atria Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer... more...

  • Becoming Odyssaby Jennifer Pharr Davis

    Beaufort Books 2010; US$ 15.95

    After graduating from college, Jennifer isn't sure what she wants to do with her life. She is drawn to the Appalachian Trail, a 2175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. 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.... more...

  • On the Beaten Pathby Robert Rubin

    Lyons Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    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. more...

  • Backpacker Magazine's Bear Country Behaviorby Bill Schneider

    Falcon Guides 2012; US$ 11.99

    Backpacker magazine's Bear Country Behavior  informs readers about how to hike and backpack safely in grizzly bear and black bear country throughout the United States. Topics covered include hiking and camping in bear country, food storage, special considerations for women, and special precautions for hunters, anglers, mountain bikers, and photographers.... more...

  • Rattlesnakes and Bald Eaglesby Chris Townsend

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 1.99

    As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favourites. The PCT runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada through desert, forest... more...

  • Follow the Blue Blazesby Connie Pond; Steven M. Newman; Robert J. Pond

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Many changes have taken place in the decade since Follow the Blue Blazes was first published, changes in the trails themselves and in the way we hike them. The Buckeye Trail still wends its way around the state of Ohio, following the course marked out by the characteristic blue blazes on trees and signposts along the way. In the intervening years,... more...

  • A Guide to the Knobstone Trailby Nathan D. Strange; Marion T. Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    One of the most beautiful footpaths in the country, the Knobstone Trail offers a spectacularly rugged, 58-mile trek through 40,000 acres of forested land in southern Indiana. A comprehensive guide to this scenic footpath, A Guide to the Knobstone Trail provides readers with all they need to know to make... more...

  • The Caribbean: A Walking & Hiking Guideby Leonard Adkins

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    “Amblers, hikers, beachcombers, power walkers, and anyone who likes to experience the Caribbean with their feet: this book’s for you.” Caribbean Travel & Life. “Writing as though he is offering advice to old friends, Adkins has unveiled the splendors of foot exploration on the islands.” Backpacker magazine. "Keep this... more...

  • Munro Almanacby Cameron McNeish

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    This guide to all of Scotland's Munros details the new list of 285 peaks and their localities, Gaelic pronunciation, height, and climbing routes with times for both ascent and descent. Maps and photographs illustrate the region with hints on where to stay, OS references and difficulty ratings. more...