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Walking with Spring

Walking with Spring

The First Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail

  • Author: Earl Victor Shaffer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780917953842
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 152
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In April 1948, the 11-year-old Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia was pretty much a wreck: Volunteer maintainers who hadn't been called to combat couldn't get rationed gasoline to get out there to keep it clear. In April 1948, so, pretty much, was Earl Shaffer, self-dubbed The Crazy One. He had come home from war in the Pacific where he had lost the dearest friend of his life. He needed to walk it off, and he did with the most primitive of gear. In four months, he walked with the merging spring from Georgia to Maine, bushwhacking to find the route more often than not-becoming the first to report a complete, single-journey trek on this footpath of more than 2,000 miles. More than 7,000 have since followed in his footsteps. These reflections on and from his first of three thru-hikes are often lyrical, full of history and local legend and his own quiet insights on life in the woods in a much different era all around.

Walking With Arthur

Walking With Arthur

Finding God On My Way to New York

  • Author: James O'Donnell
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781575675572
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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James O'Donnell was contemplating divorce. Something was missing in his marriage and his life. His daily commute partner into New York City, Arthur, never preached to him or handed him a tract. They just walked ... and God worked. Written in a frank and inviting style that will make you feel like you are taking a journey right alongside him, Jim draws readers in with his gritty and honest candor. A great prequel to Letters for Lizzie.

On the Trail

On the Trail

A History of American Hiking

  • Author: Silas Chamberlin
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300224982
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America’s trails.

Ten Million Steps

Ten Million Steps

Nimblewill Nomad's Epic 10-Month Trek from the Florida Keys to QuŽbec

  • Author: M. J. Eberhart
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • ISBN: 0897329791
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 544
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M. J. Eberhart, aka the Nimblewill Nomad, was a 60-year-old retired doctor in January 1998 when he set off on a foot journey that carried him 4,400 miles (twice the length of the Appalachian Trail) from the Florida Keys to the far north of Quebec. Written in a vivid journal style, the author unabashedly recounts the good (friendships with other hikers he met), the bad (sore legs, cutting winds and rain), and the godawful (those dispiriting doubts) aspects of his days of walking along what has since become known as the Eastern Continental Trail (ECT). An amazing tale of self-discovery and insight into the magic that reverberates from intense physical exertion and a high goal, Eberhart’s is the only written account of a thru-hike along the ECT. Covering 16 states and 2 Canadian provinces, Ten Million Steps deftly mixes practical considerations of an almost unimaginable undertaking with the author’s trademark humor and philosophical musings.

Walking with God and My Dog

Walking with God and My Dog

A Spiritual Journal and Bible Experience

  • Author: Patti Miller
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1973628511
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 170
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Walking with God and My Dog is a heartfelt prayer journal and faith walk that strives to give us the opportunity to breathe out and breathe in, to listen and observe, to engage in meaningful spiritual conversations with each other and with God, and to walk more closely with God. Author Patti Miller shares her own journey in faith as she rediscovered Gods showcase during meditative walks with her dog, Sam-Elliott. She reminds us that we can always take the time to find God and our faith in each moment of our livesand you dont even need to own a dog! True prayer is a conversation with God, not a monologue or a soliloquy of our desires and wish lists. If you have been praying and praying but cant seem to get an answer, then allow Walking with God and My Dog to show you a new way to listen for the gentle whisper of God above the clamor of daily life and its distractions. You will be amazed to discover that God was there all along, answering your prayers and showing you the way forward.

Along the Appalachian Trail

Along the Appalachian Trail

Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee

  • Author: Leonard M. Adkins
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 0738591033
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Predating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail was established in the 1920s. Yet even after volunteers had begun the pathway's construction, its southern terminus was still undetermined. The more than 200 vintage photographs of Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee have been culled from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, local trail maintaining clubs, state archives, and historical societies. They illustrate the sweat, toil, and dedication that went into building the trail over some of Eastern America's highest and most rugged terrain. Also chronicled are the people who lived along the trail's route, those who volunteered to physically build it or lobby for its creation, and the many relocations that have moved the pathway to optimal locations.

The Road to Damascus... and Beyond

The Road to Damascus... and Beyond

A Reawakening of the Spirit by Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

  • Author: George Sandul
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469102064
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 298
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In 2003, at the age of sixty-two, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. This is the story about that hike. The Appalachian Trail starts on Springer Mountain, Georgia, and goes through fourteen states in a rather meandering way ending on Mount Katahdin, Maine, a distance of roughly 2,175 miles (depending on the source of information as to the exact distance). My hike started on April 5. I arrived at the base of Mount Katahdin on September 14 and waited in nearby Millinocket until September 21 to complete the hike and climb the final 5.2 miles to the summit. The final day, I was accompanied by our youngest son, Will, who had flown to Boston (from Salt Lake City), rented a car, and drove to Millinocket to join me. Sometimes plans do work out perfectly for September 21 was Kris and my fortieth wedding anniversarythis to emphasize the importance of commitment, which is what this story is all about. Thru-hiking the AT has taken on different meanings through the years since Earl V. Shaffer did it for the first time in 1948, as documented in his book Walking with Spring. His was the epitome, the purist approach as a backpacking venture, carrying his own supplies, tenting and staying in shelters, and walking the entire distance along the designated path as it then existed, but has been subject to a lot of changes since his time. My intention was to do it as closely as possible, adhering to this purist attitude without all of the designer methodology that has come to be acceptable for being considered a modern thru-hiker. And except for 1.1 milesthis is covered in the bookthat is what I did.

The Road to Damascus... and Beyond

The Road to Damascus... and Beyond

  • Author: George "Ole Smoky Lonesome" Sandul
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1441505938
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 298
  • View: 6053
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In 2003, at the age of sixty-two, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. This is the story about that hike. The Appalachian Trail starts on Springer Mountain, Georgia, and goes through fourteen states in a rather meandering way ending on Mount Katahdin, Maine, a distance of roughly 2,175 miles (depending on the source of information as to the exact distance). My hike started on April 5. I arrived at the base of Mount Katahdin on September 14 and waited in nearby Millinocket until September 21 to complete the hike and climb the final 5.2 miles to the summit. The final day, I was accompanied by our youngest son, Will, who had flown to Boston (from Salt Lake City), rented a car, and drove to Millinocket to join me. Sometimes plans do work out perfectly for September 21 was Kris and my fortieth wedding anniversary this to emphasize the importance of commitment, which is what this story is all about. Thru-hiking the AT has taken on different meanings through the years since Earl V. Shaffer did it for the first time in 1948, as documented in his book Walking with Spring. His was the epitome, the purist approach as a backpacking venture, carrying his own supplies, tenting and staying in shelters, and walking the entire distance along the designated path as it then existed, but has been subject to a lot of changes since his time. My intention was to do it as closely as possible, adhering to this purist attitude without all of the "designer" methodology that has come to be acceptable for being considered a modern thru-hiker. And except for 1.1 miles this is covered in the book that is what I did.

Walking with the ANZACS

Walking with the ANZACS

The authoritative guide to the Australian battlefields of the Western Front

  • Author: Mat McLachlan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0733626033
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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'[Mat McLachlan's] knowledge of the front is comprehensive' - Sydney Morning Herald A complete guide to the Australian battlefields of the Western Front 1916-18. Walking with the ANZACs aims to become the new essential companion for Australians visiting the Western Front. Each of the 14 most important Australian battlefields is covered with descriptions of the battles and Australia’s involvement in it. The book presents a well-illustrated walking tour across the old battlefields. The tours are designed along easily accessible walking routes and show readers battlefield landmarks that still exist, memorials to the men who fought there and the cemeteries where many of them still lie. In this way the visitor will see the battlefield in much the same way as the original ANZACs did, and gain a greater appreciation of the site’s significance. Importantly, the tours are not written for military experts, but for ordinary visitors whose military knowledge may be limited. More than just a handy travel guide, Walking with the ANZACs is an absorbing read for armchair travellers and students of the First World War who may not have had the opportunity to visit the battle fields and walk in the footsteps of the first ANZACs.

New Science and Invention in Pictures

New Science and Invention in Pictures

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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