Three Hundred Zeroes

Three Hundred Zeroes

4.7 14
by Dennis R. Blanchard
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Dennis Blanchard's promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, when there were no more excuses, he set out on the Appalachian Trail to fulfill that promise. He learned that walking in the wilderness can reconnect one with a Norman Rockwell America that at times seems long lost and forgotten.
The difficulties encountered walking over 2,200

Overview

Dennis Blanchard's promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, when there were no more excuses, he set out on the Appalachian Trail to fulfill that promise. He learned that walking in the wilderness can reconnect one with a Norman Rockwell America that at times seems long lost and forgotten.
The difficulties encountered walking over 2,200 miles are easily underestimated and trouble can begin long before setting a first step on the trail. Blanchard's introspective demonstrates that bears, rattlesnakes and challenging terrain may be far less formidable than some of life's more subtle dangers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450557467
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/20/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
498,577
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Blanchard was born in Bristol, Connecticut. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force he moved to New Hampshire with his wife, Jane. Never living very far from the Appalachian Trail, there was always the seductive siren's call to hike it. To support his hiking habit he has spent most of his life working as an electronics engineer. He's authored many pieces for magazines such as the amateur radio journal, QST and other technical magazines, as well as motorcycle adventure articles. He now lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Three Hundred Zeroes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a delight to read this book! As a long-distance AT hiker and hiking journal fan I look for good writing and authentic detail first. This book is filled with both, and imparts the whole picture of the long distance Appalachian Trail adventure - joys, struggles, characters, friendships, the works. If hiking interests you, and you've wondered about hiking the AT, read this book. If you've already hiked the AT and are missing it, read this book! If you found Bryson's book a little short on accuracy, this will be gratifying to read. I give this 5 stars for it's genre, and I've read just about everything in the genre. Give it a try. I found the Nookbook version very well done, properly formatted and easy to read. V8 '08
kr4ez More than 1 year ago
I am realy enjoying this book. It is the 4th i have read about AT hikes and it is by far the best. The author does not go into over openunated rants like "A Walk In The Woods". I think anyone would injoy this book. The book is telling his story and does not have repetitive overly detailed accounts of every day issues of the trail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JustReadJ More than 1 year ago
Have back-packed in the Rockies years ago and still enjoy day hikes. Have no plans to hike the Appalachian Trail but thoroughly enjoyed reading the details of the author's experiences. Fun and interesting to read about the different shelters, hostels, trail angels and friendships made along the way. I think the book would be enjoyed by both hikers and non-hikers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I enjoyed everthing about it. It makes me want to go hiking. Highly recomend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HAVE SPENT THIS YEAR READING BOOKS ON HIKING! I VERY MUCH ENJOYED THIS BOOK. WOULD RECOMMEND !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a few AT books, and this one of the best. Parts are moving, parts are funny. I go on a few day hikes in the White Mountains, but this book makes me want to hike the AT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful compilation of a trip on the AT. It is full of personal drama and insight into life and what is important. Not a tree hugger Greenpeace manifesto. Makes me want to get back out on the trail myself! Looking forward to his next book about the Camino.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an absolute delight to read. I am a day hiker and I so admire the thro-hikers. It was as if I was right there hiking with Dennis the whole way. I love this book.
tattooedmommie More than 1 year ago
What a light hearted, fun read. The author is truly inspirational with his journey on the AT. His humor and the humor on the trail had me laughing out loud and wanting to share with everyone around me. If you've ever wanted to hike, have hiked or even remotely thought about hiking the A.T - read this! Hands down one of the best books I've read about hiking in a long while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book. Having sectioned hiked a little of the AT at 54 and not being in the best physical shape, I liked taking the journey all they way with the author. Nicely done.