Hikers' Stories from the Appalachian Trail

Hikers' Stories from the Appalachian Trail

by Kathryn Fulton (Editor)

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Overview

Collection of highlights from twenty-one Appalachian Trail blogsStories are told by thru-hikers and section hikers, northbounders and southboundersTales of ice storms and tornados, accounts of trail magic and surprising generosity, encounters with snakes and other wildlife, descriptions of wilderness beauty, and hikers' musings on living life to the fullestFirst time in print

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811712835
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,178,414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Fulton is the editor of four other books, including Vintage Knit Hats, Vintage Knit Gloves and Mittens, and Crocheted Critters and Bugs. She lives in central Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

The Final Stretch Francis Lisa Tapon 1

The Shakedown Corwin Neuse 4

The Meltdown Nicole Green 7

Snow, Slush, Ice, Mud, and FUN! Amanda Redpath 9

One Last State John Pugh 11

I'll Be Your Personal Cheerleader Nicole Green 15

Child's Play Second Stage 17

Southern Generosity John Bryant Baker 21

Welcome Back, Friend, You've Come a Long Way Peter J. Barr 23

Don't Stick Your Nose Where It Doesn't Belong Hansel Gretel 28

To the Max Peter J. Barr 30

English Muffin Stuart Skinner 36

What a Ride! Stuart Skinner 39

Adventures in Hampton Hansel Gretel 43

Safe from the Storm Towns 45

My Name Is Woody Farmer Karelyn Kressler 48

The Hills Are Alive Second Stage 51

Firsts Preston Lee Mitchell 54

Snakes and Hitchhiking, or Living Like You Were Dying John Bitner 56

Shelters Jennifer Ensworth 59

Trail's End Bruce Nichols 62

Georgia on My Mind John Pugh 73

Oh, You Should Really See a Doctor About That… Karelyn Kressler 76

Swallowed by the Forest Deb Lauman 79

The Half-Gallon Challenge Towns 83

Episodes Corwin Neuse 85

CT and Now MA No Promises 89

Laugh Louder John Bryant Baker 92

The Good and Bad of Extracurricular Hiking John Bitner 94

Vermontages No Promises 97

The Sky Is Falling, the Sky Is Falling! Amanda Redpath 99

A Thru-Hiker's Motivation: Not Enlightenment, Just Ice Cream Francis Lisa Tapon 102

Beginning Anew Beef 105

Ain't No Competition Deb Lauman 108

Flamebo Searches for the Rainbow Devon Parish 111

Mahoosuc Moose Tim A. Novak 114

Ups and Downs in the Whites Jennifer Ensworth 116

Of Shooting Stars, Falling Bodies, and Blueberries Bruce Nichols 121

Sunset on Bigelow Mountain Philip Werner 126

A Ride in the Gravy Boat Tim A. Novak 135

Wet Boots in the 100-Mile Wilderness Philip Werner 138

Katahdin Maria Dickinson 149

The End of a Journey Preston Lee Mitchell 155

About the Contributors 157

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