Families on Foot: Urban Hikes to Backyard Treks and National Park Adventures

Families on Foot: Urban Hikes to Backyard Treks and National Park Adventures

by Jennifer Pharr Davis, Brew Davis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493026715
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 583,957
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Pharr Davis is the founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, as well as a long distance hiker, author, speaker, and ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked over 12,000 miles on six different continents, including thru-hikes on the PCT, the Appalachian Trail, the Colorado Trail, the Long Trail, and more. In 2011, she set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes—and held this until July 2015. Her adventures have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Outside magazine, to name a few. Jennifer has been named Blue Ridge Outdoors Person of the Year and a National Geographic Adventurer of the year. Her Appalachian Trail record was voted Ultrarunning Magazine’s Female Performance of 2011.

Brew Davis guides for Blue Ridge Hiking Company. He’s an accomplished long distance hiker and ultrarunner, having hiked in all fifty states and completed the 500-mile Colorado Trail.

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Introduction xiii


Chapter 1 Make a Game Plan 1

Chapter 2 Safety on the Trail 17

Chapter 3 Purchasing and Packing Gear 39


Chapter 4 What to Expect When You're Exploring 61

Chapter 5 Honing Your Hiking Skills 75

Chapter 6 Games and Activities 93


Chapter 7 Learning, Conserving, Volunteering 117

Chapter 8 Grown-up Children and Grandparents 135

Chapter 9 Health Conditions and Special Concerns 147

Chapter 10 Where to Go 175

Index 218

About the Authors 228

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