hiking through one mans journey to peace and freedom on the appalachian trail

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Hiking Through

Author : Paul Stutzman
ISBN : 9780800720537
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Paul Stutzman traveled the Appalachian Trail after the death of his wife, healing by immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers.

Biking Through

Author : Paul Stutzman
ISBN : 0984644903
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 85. 2 MB
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In Florida, a stranger voiced what many people thought of Paul Stutzman's plan to ride a bicycle, alone from the extreme north-west corner of the United States to the southern tip of Key West, Florida. This book tells about his journeys.

Hiking Through

Author : Paul V. Stutzman
ISBN : 9780984076055
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 37. 36 MB
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The author discusses his decision to quit his job following the death of his wife and embark on thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and describes his experiences and the revelations that came to him while on the nearly five-month-long trek.

Balancing On Blue

Author : Keith Foskett
Genre : Travel
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One man’s remarkable challenge. 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. When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, Foskett was pushed to his limits… Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a drug dealer, a world-champion juggler and a sex-starved Minnesotan – he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and writes with insight, humour and reflection. Attempting to keep his English sense of humour alive amidst the bumps and bruises, can Foskett survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious? Shortlisted for The Great Outdoors magazine’s Outdoor Book of the Year, Foskett’s novel-like tale is as entertaining as it is insightful. 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. If you like living outside the box, escaping into the wild, and journeying deep into the unknown, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s courageous trek. Discover how this wilderness escape can change you too. Reviews for Balancing on Blue 'A highly anticipated Appalachian Trail memoir, and well worth the wait.' Daniel Neilson (The Great Outdoors Magazine) 'Amongst the bears, moose and rattlesnakes, climbing to 2000 metres, and countless aches and pains lives the memory of a special journey, the wonderful people who briefly share the experience with you, and the knowledge that lasts long after the final blister has healed. 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. The wilds of this planet are serene, peaceful and offer the chance to break away from a normal existence. Keith’s wonderful perspective of the trail reflects this freedom.' Jennifer Pharr Davis (Author and previous record holder for the fastest ever thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail). 'An entertaining and inspiring account of one of the world’s longest walks and the people who walk it. 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. You'll be handing in your notice and packing up your rucksack as soon as you've finished reading.' Jenny Walters (Country Walking Magazine) 'Long distance backpacking trips can be monotonous, and it’s often the same story for most books about them. Balancing on Blue is something completely different and once again, Keith invites you to the world that he calls home. Be prepared for great story telling, unique and interesting characters, humour and insight.' Andrew Skurka (Long distance hiker, adventurer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Joy Of Backpacking

Author : Brian Beffort
ISBN : 9780899974057
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 45. 67 MB
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A comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpack—from planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel. For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. You will also learn what to expect on the trail and in camp, and how to stay safe with first aid, weather preparedness, and more. For experienced packers, this book is filled with practical tips and inspired ideas on how to update and refine your approach to backpacking based on trends in lightweight gear, high-tech gadgets, changing wilderness rules, and increasing opportunities for wilderness travel around the world.

Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : James R. Hare
ISBN : UOM:39015038920313
Genre : Travel
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Long Distance Hiking Lessons From The Appalachian Trail

Author : Roland Mueser
ISBN : 9780070444584
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44. 25 MB
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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 interviews and questionnaire data gathered from over 100 long distance hikers hoofing it through the Applachian Mountains.

There Are Mountains To Climb

Author : Jean Deeds
ISBN : 0965148718
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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51-year-old Jean Deeds left her comfortable life for a 2,000 mile journey along the Appalachian Trail.

On Dulcimer Strings

Author : Angela Lebakken
ISBN : 9781453502006
Genre : Fiction
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ON DULCIMER STRINGS by Angela Lebakken Some say your past will come back to haunt you. But what if that past took place more than 150 years ago? What if its a past you dont remember and cant be sure even happened? When Molly Carpenter accompanies her preacher husband to Appalachia, she encounters just such a past. Unable to reconcile her mixed emotions toward this man shed chosen to trust, she seeks solace at an abandoned cabin in the woods where bizarre events shatter her concept of time and space. Hearing eerie dulcimer music, she witnesses the abuse of a child, Sophia. When Sophias mother passes through her like breath through her body, she realizes the scene is not in her known reality. Often, with heart pounding and mind racing, she is drawn into the forest and transported to Sophias life in the 1850s. Whether locked in a dark shed, or crossing a rickety bridge, Sophias experiences trigger Mollys claustrophobia and fear of heights. Sophias struggles with a traveling preacher offer Molly insights about her relationship with her own preacher her husband. Who is this victimized little girl? Who is the old codger offering her a dulcimer? And why are they appearing to Molly? Could they be ghosts from the past? Could she, herself, be someone whod lived long ago? Dulcimer music haunts her waking and sleeping as she struggles to maintain her marriage to Jake, who has become increasingly controlling and deceitful. In desperation and drawing from an inner courage, Molly journeys into the unknown. Apparitions, unexplained music, a mysterious cat, and curses from a faraway land play havoc with Mollys life and those who have befriended her. Richard, her tenderhearted counselor, feisty Ellen the waitress and innocent Beth, experience life changes as they offer help and companionship. Support and encouragement come from the handsome bookseller, Royce, as they fall in love and struggle with romantic entanglement. Still, Molly often finds herself alone in the wilderness, wide-eyed in the dark. Compelled to heal Sophias pain and hence her own, and guided by a Cherokee shaman, Mollys journey takes her full circle as she learns the importance of confronting ones past in the present to bring peace in the future. Product reviews: "The narrative voice is engaging from the first paragraph, and there's some really beautiful descriptive prose early on that reveals to the reader that he is in the hands of a fine writer . . . The dialogue is excellent, has the ring of real speech. The author skillfully evokes dialects . . ." --Judge, Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards. I am just 75 pages into On Dulcimer Strings and it is simply lovely. You got me into the story and Im re-reading sentences because of their power. And uniqueness. What a voice! Im surprised at every turn. Gail Morellen, author, No Broken Bones.

The Catholic Worker

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015712420
Genre : Church and social problems
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