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Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2016
After hard farm work, an abusive marriage, and a lifetime of the woods as refuge Emma "Grandma" Gatewood first stepped onto the Appalachian Trail "as a lark" when she was 67. She hiked the AT three times total - 2 through hikes and 1 section. The lady called attention to the trail when the rest of the US was driving and watching TV.
Published: Stackpole Books - November 1st, 2012
A wealth of useful information in a user-friendly compact book, this is an excellent guide for all hikers planning to hike the Appalachian Trail in Southern New England. The trail is presented in a continuos series of short day-hikes with directions to trail heads, elevation profiles and maps, itineraries, and info on shelters, springs, flora and fauna, and points of interest.
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Published: University of Virginia Press - April 29th, 1998
A tasty blend of literary criticism, ecocriticism, and narrative with a dash of a travel guide and a pinch of humor. Ian Marshall's story line should appeal to anyone interested in the geography, history, and literature of the Appalachian Trail. Great for literary minded thru-hikers!
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Published: Countryman Press - May 17th, 2003
The volunteers of Vermont's statewide hiking organization, the Green Mountain Club, have compiled this comprehensive guide to fifty of the best hiking trails in the state. Abundant, colorful information about geology, history and wildlife highlight this carefully detailed hiking guide that will lead you into the verdant wilds of Vermont with confidence. No one knows and loves the trails of Vermont better than the Green Mountain Club, and portions of the proceeds from this book will assist their endeavors to preserve and protect our Vermont trails. ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum
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Published: Appalachian Mountain Club Books - September 1st, 1995
The small size of this book belies the wealth of information that it contains. Forty-five scenic and interesting short hikes are detailed along with in-depth essays on historical events and the natural environment. All the things you would expect in a good guidebook are here, and it is geared toward walkers of all ages and abilities. Small enough to fit in a day pack, and full of easy to moderate rambles through the most picturesque and unspoiled sections of Southern Vermont. ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum
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Published: Stackpole Books - October 1st, 1994
The Appalachian Trail is more than the physical footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. For many long distance hikers, especially thru-hikers, the AT is an ever evolving and always rewarding peripatetic culture. In this book you will read about the visionaries, the hard workers, the legends, the hikers, and the trail angels who made, and make, the AT what it is.