Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail

Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail

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by Roland Mueser
     
 

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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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780071708388
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
11/22/1997
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Proving that no sacrifice is too great in the name of science, avid hiker Roland Mueser once devised a controlled experiment and carried it out during blackfly season in the woods and swamps near his New Jersey home: He ran a 4-mile course through the woods wearing DEET repellent on alternate days, and tallied the number of bites sustained during each run.

Roland is the author of several books, and his articles have appeared in Appalachia, the Colorado Mountain Club magazine T&T, and other outdoor journals. A retired physicist, Roland is a former member of the engineering research faculty at Harvard University and Pennsylvania State University and was a research scientist for Bell Laboratories. After retiring, he thru-hiked the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail in 1989.

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Long-Distance Hiking 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Plato154 More than 1 year ago
I found this book informative and easy to read. I was a little dissapointed that the gear recommendations were not current, but I should have checked the copyright date. Otherwise, I enjoyed this book for its coverage of the subject.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wealth of information anyone truly intent on completing a long distance hike should read. Weither thru hiking the AT or just out for a weekend walk on a local trail the statistics, collective knowledge and tails of the trails found in this book will increase your enjoyment, knowedge and chances of a safe and happy trip.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has done detailed surveys of thu hikers on the AT and presents his findings along with his own experience. It was interesting to see how the numbers worked out, and there were very detailed questions. Since the trail itself changes and so does equipment, the book, published 15 years ago a bit dated. I found it valualble, but with that caution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago