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White Blaze Fever
     

White Blaze Fever

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by Bill Schuette
 

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White Blaze Fever, a true life adventure that embraces the reader as a "hiking partner" in pursuit of the 2-inch by 6-inch white blazes from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Through daily journal entries - revised only a little - the vicarious

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White Blaze Fever, a true life adventure that embraces the reader as a "hiking partner" in pursuit of the 2-inch by 6-inch white blazes from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Through daily journal entries - revised only a little - the vicarious hiking partner will share encounters with bear, moose, snakes and other wildlife. The reader will feel the thrill of viewing the most magnificent vistas east of the Mississippi and come to know a unique collection of individuals guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.

A must read for both the arm chair adventurers and the stalwart hikers who not only enjoy reading hiking adventure, but are also looking for specific information on hiking the Appalachian Trail. Over one hundred informative and essential "Hiker Tips" have been infused for hiker assistance and benefit.


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Bill Schuette (Trail name: Mountain Slayer) was born in the small hamlet of North Star, Ohio, and caught the hiking bug while on a vacation with his family in the Shenandoah National Park.

Following a thirty-year career in education, Bill retired and succumbed to "White Blaze Fever" as he fulfilled his long time dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Bill completed his 2,167 mile thru-hike of the trail on August 28, 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589394292
Publisher:
Virtualbookworm.com
Publication date:
07/11/2003
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
354,375
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

What People are Saying About This

I particularly appreciate your tips to potential future hikers about equipment, tricks for a better trip, and places along the trail that are must sees as well as the few that are best avoided...
South Portland, Maine
Ginny
Bill: Thank you so much for such interesting detail in your descriptive writing of your sojourn on the trail. This gives me an excellent visual of the sites, terrain, people, and rigors of hiking.
Rochester, New York
Denny
Bill, (Mountain Slayer) What a great hike! Followed you from the start and your journal made me feel like I was there with you.
Poughkeepsie, New York

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White Blaze Fever 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
DMC0320 More than 1 year ago
These are the types of books that take me away from 'it all' and get me through the winter! Very informative and enjoyable.
kara west More than 1 year ago
At first I was really excited about reafing this book on my new Nook (it was my first purchase) but as someone has already pointed out the digitized version is out of order and the font is very small and unchangable for some portions. The actual book is excellent and I highly recommend it!
Sonic53 More than 1 year ago
DON'T buy this as a nook book. The book is incorrectly digitized. The font changes with no way to correct it, it is out of order and impossible to read. Still waiting for B&N to do something about it. What I was able to read of the book was good. B&N, or whomever digitized it, has done Mr. Schuette a disfavor in messing it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AN EXCELLENT BOOK WHETHER YOU'RE A 'WANNA BE' HIKER OR AN EXPERIENCED 'BEEN THERE DONE THAT' HIKER. A VERY INFORMATIVE AND EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN BOOK WHICH KEPT MY INTEREST FOR BILL'S ENTIRE 2167 MILE HIKE. AN ASPIRING HIKER WOULD ONLY NEED TO READ THIS ONE BOOK AND HE/SHE WOULD BE READY TO HIT THE TRAIL! THE REASON I ORIGINALLY SELECTED THIS BOOK WAS THAT MY SON WAS ONE OF THE THRU HIKER'S THAT BILL MET ON THE TRAIL. MY SON ALSO WALKED THE ENTIRE 2167 MILE TRAIL AND THIS BOOK HELPED ME BETTER APPRECIATE ALL THE OBSTACLES THAT HE HAD TO OVERCOME IN ORDER TO WALK THE APPLACHIAN TRAIL. I AM SURE GLAD THAT MY SON RECOMMENDED THIS BOOK AS IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE REAL LIFE ADVENTURE BOOKS THAT I HAVE EVER READ. I HOPE BILL DECIDES TO GO HIKING AGAIN REAL SOON SO THAT I CAN LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER ADVENTURE WITH HIM. GREAT BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
alot of the print does not allow you to change font size. it stays very, very small..nearly unreadable
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Joe_Collins More than 1 year ago
This is a great account of Bill Schuette's thru hike. I appreciated the bare bones journal presentation along with Schuette's tips for hikers. A terrible job of digitalizing this book nearly steals the joy of it. Chapter 4 appears after chapter 5 which leads you to read about the Delaware Water Gap and New York AFTER you read about summiting Mt. Katahdin. Talk about a flip flop! The font also does some oddly random changing throughout the book. Regardless, it is worth the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very informative book about daily activities along the trail. If you like reading about the facts and not how someone feels or their opinions this is the book for you. Along with the feeling that you are on the trail with 'Mountain Slayer', Bill offers tips and lessons that he had learned along the way. I've read many different books on the A.T. this is the one I enjoyed the most.