Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail / Edition 1

Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail / Edition 1

by Roland Mueser
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ISBN-10:
0070444587
ISBN-13:
9780070444584
Pub. Date:
11/01/1997
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Overview

Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070444584
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 811,912
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Thru-Hiking Tradition


Chapter 2 Why Thru-Hike


Chapter 3 Who Hikes with Whom


Chapter 4 Older Hikers


Chapter 5 Physical Condition and Injuries


Chapter 6 Trail Names


Chapter 7 Footwear


Chapter 8 Packs, Tents, Stoves, and Guides


Chapter 9 Sleeping on the Trail


Chapter 10 Clothing and Raingear


Chapter 11 Comforts and Amenities


Chapter 12 How Fast, How Far


Chapter 13 Water: Its Joys and Perils


Chapter 14 Food, Calories, and Weight


Chapter 15 Animals on the Trail


Chapter 16 Insects and Repelling Them


Chapter 17 Along the Trail


Chapter 18 Trail People


Chapter 19 Looking Back


Appendix 1 The Questionnaire and Its Statistics


Appendix 2 Questionnaire Summaries


Appendix 3 Survey Participants


Bibliography


Index


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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