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Author Biography: Leonard Adkins, a freelance writer and lecturer on long-distance hiking, has walked the length of the Appalachian Trail four times. In all, he has hiked more than 16,000 miles exploring the backcountry areas of the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. The author of numerous books on hiking and the outdoors, he has been awarded the National Outdoor Book Award and the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. He lives in Catawba, Virginia.
Posted June 1, 2004
Loved this book. It brought me to some familiar places, but also to many I never knew existed. I like the style of the book and the fact that the author paints a vivid picture of the hike by providing background information on the history of the place and details of the lives of the plants and animals you may see along the way. It's much more than a guidebook; I've found myself just reading it at home and picturing the places he's talking about. Well written, informative, and accurate; what more could you ask of a guidebook?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.