Awol on the Appalachian Trail

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Wingspan Press

ISBN: 1595940561

Category: Nature

Page: 222

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A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.

From 35,000 Feet to the Appalachian Trail

Author: Rich Malagrifa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514491443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 8388


The Appalachian Trail, according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world spanning 2,200 miles. Rich Malagrifa chronicled his journey through this legendary trail, interspersing it with stories of his flying adventures. In 2014, Malagrifa trekked the Appalachian Trail, an excursion that taught him many invaluable lessons on discipline and determination. He describes this real-life adventure in "From 35,000 Feet to the Appalachian Trail." The book includes snapshots of his career as a general aviation pilot, fighter pilot in the Air Force and commercial airline pilot. It is an interesting memoir filled with fascinating cross-sections of the author's life as a hiker and pilot and the interesting people that he met along the way. "From 35,000 Feet to the Appalachian Trail" is not just a personal narrative of a life well-lived, it is a universal tale of resilience, and the joy of a shared experience. This book will be of interest to people who enjoy nature hikes, high-flying adventures and inspiring true stories of dreams coming true.

The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail

Community, Environment, and Belief

Author: Susan Power Bratton

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572338814

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 1179


“Want to know what wilderness means to people who live it for over two thousand miles? Then read this extremely interesting, informative, intelligent, and thoughtful book.” —Roger S. Gottlieb, author of Engaging Voices: Tales of Morality and Meaning in an Age of Global Warming “There is no doubt that Bratton’s book will be of value to students and scholars of leisure studies, recreation, and religion. Those who are familiar with the Appalachian Trail sense intuitively that a journey along its length kindles spiritual awakening; this book provides the hard data to prove it’s true.” —David Brill, author of As Far as the Eye Can See: Reflections of an Appalachian Trail Hiker The Appalachian Trail covers 2,180 miles, passing through fourteen states from Georgia to Maine. Each year, an estimated 2–3 million people visit the trail, and almost two thousand attempt a “thru-hike,” walking the entire distance of the path. For many, the journey transcends a mere walk in the woods and becomes a modern-day pilgrimage. In The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail: Community, Environment, and Belief, Susan Power Bratton addresses the spiritual dimensions of hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT). Hikers often comment on how their experience as thru-hikers changes them spiritually forever, but this is the first study to evaluate these religious or quasireligious claims critically. Rather than ask if wilderness and outdoor recreation have benefits for the soul, this volume investigates specifically how long-distance walking might enhance both body and mind. Most who are familiar with the AT sense intuitively that a trek along its length kindles spiritual awakening. Using both a quantitative and qualitative approach, this book provides the hard data to support this notion. Bratton bases her work on five sources: an exhaustive survey of long-distance AT hikers, published trail diaries and memoirs, hikers? own logs and postings, her own personal observations from many years on the trail, and conversations with numerous members of the AT community, including the “trail angels,” residents of small towns along the path who attend to hikers? need for food, shelter, or medical attention. The abundant photographs reinforce the text and enable visualization of the cultural and natural context. This volume is fully indexed with extensive reference and notes sections and detailed appendixes. Written in an engaging and accessible style, The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail presents a full picture of the spirituality of the AT. Susan Power Bratton is professor of environmental studies. She is the author of Six Billion and More: Human Population Regulation and Christian Ethics, Environmental Values in Christian Art, and Christianity, Wilderness, and Wildlife: The Original Desert Solitaire.

From These Roots

Author: Sandra E. McBride

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 145757053X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7742


In From These Roots, Sandra E. McBride presents a collection of articles she has had published in The Express weekly newspaper here in her hometown area of Mechanicville/Stillwater/Schaghticoke and Halfmoon in Upstate New York. Likening life within our communities to the growth of a tree, she begins with the fascinating history which shows “the roots” of this area. She moves on to “the strong trunk” which represents the people who have had an amazing impact on her hometowns, a foundation of sorts which raises us up. In “branches reach out” she tells of those incidents and memorable occasions which show our spreading out to appreciate all that we experience. In “the leaves that grow”, she depicts the members of our communities who have provided plenteous deeds with their efforts making this a great place to live. In the “blossoms that go forth on the breeze”, she has shown how in moving on from our own hometowns, we have experienced the wider world, and therein gained a new appreciation of all we have. In her epilogue, she speaks of special cherished memories of places and times she will forever hold dear in her heart.

In the Shop of Nothing

New and Selected Poems

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 122

View: 3035


Poetry. In these poems, celestial transparency is abandoned for the quieter glow of unruly paradox; as Miller writes, "Anterior dark/makes its claim upon light." Yet this poetry is anything but bleak. For the SHOP OF NOTHING culls the radiance of poetry as witness, as alchemical window ("This ghostliness may, in fact, be the very/stuff of form"). Miller's poetry locates the site precisely between gaze and image, effecting a mode of recognition that somehow conjoins love with love, presence with absence, ghost with flesh.

A Walk Across Michigan

Hiking the Michigan Shore-To-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail

Author: Will Swartz

Publisher: Will Swartz

ISBN: 9780996793278


Page: 212

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"Hey! ----Aren't you supposed to be working?!" And yet, here you are searching for another good book to read ---in the hiking section of all places. Does that mean you've thought about going on a backpacking adventure of your own, like all the people who through-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT)? Me too. Do you long to reconnect with America, like Bill Bryson in A Walk in the Woods? Or, become a trail legend and icon, like David Miller, in Awol on the Appalachian Trail? Or, are you searching for a long term hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), like Cheryl Strayed, in Wild, as a way to get back to Nature to heal your soul? Good luck! I don't think your boss will give you 6 months off work to go do that. That's why I wrote the book, A Walk Across Michigan: Hiking the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail. There's a trail that cuts across the middle of Michigan that's perfect for people like us. I know because I hiked it. The Shore-to-Shore (STS) is 232.1 miles long and is an ideal path for someone who is looking to do a longer hike but doesn't have a lot of time. It's also a great choice for those who need a trail for a shakedown run and it is newbie hiker friendly. You probably haven't heard of the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail yet because the trail name is too long to put on a tee shirt and also because it is a well guarded secret! I sent an email to Chris Santella and Bob Peixotto to add the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail to their book, Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, but they are busy guys so it might not be on their radar. Please, don't tell the people in Ohio about it or they will start coming up and hiking it, too. Just like how they come up in the summer to rent all the cottages and clog up our great beaches. Anyway, I'm not some big time author with a massive budget and an army of marketing minions to do the fancy book descriptions, set up signings, or arrange interviews on talk shows in order to persuade you to buy this book. However, as an accomplished user of bullets in all my college research papers, I can give you a lot of reasons to buy this book and tag along vicariously with me: You'll get smart! It's packed with information about a very cool trail for hikers and horseback riders. It's an easy hike! Reading this book means no smoke in the eyes, bugs, or stinky body parts normally associated with hiking You'll get smarter! Fascinating detours to learn about history stuff like the logging industry in Michigan, animals, rare birds and even ants! It will make you want to go hiking You will have fun Mom says I am a good writer, a fun storyteller and I walked at 9 months, which undoubtedly was an indicator that I would be a famous hiker someday You get free refills on beverages of your choice (pickup only) while you sit in your favorite chair to read this. It's got pictures and maps You get to hang with me! Written by a librarian (which automatically raises the cool factor). BUY WILL'S BOOK NOW!! BUY WILL'S BOOK NOW!! BUY WILL'S BOOK NOW!! If you can see the line above and the text is visible and not flashing, the subliminal plug-in is not working. Please refresh your screen rapidly until you feel an urge to purchase something. Thank you! Ok. Like Dad used to say, "Time to fish or cut bait." You comin' with us or what?! Push that buy button and get back to work, where you can pretend to be slaving over a spread sheet or doing something productive while you dream about our great adventure. See you on the other side!

Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail

The Best Trail Towns, Day Hikes, and Road Trips In Between

Author: Timothy Malcolm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1640492720

Category: Travel

Page: 350

View: 8109


Whether you're stopping for a day trek or taking a weekend getaway, hit the road and hit the legendary trail with Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail. Make your escape on shorter trips from major cities or drive the entire three-week route from Georgia to Maine Find your hike along the Appalachian Trail with detailed trail descriptions, mileage, difficulty ratings, and tips for picking the right section of the trail for you Discover adventures off the trail: Immerse yourself in the spirit of colorful trail towns, peep the changing leaves in the Berkshires, and cruise the sun-dappled Skyline Drive. Kick back after a day hike at a microbrewery in Asheville, dig in to southern barbecue (hey, you've earned it), or unwind in the coffee shops and art galleries of a hip New England hamlet Take it from avid hiker Timothy Malcolm, who shares his insight on the best views, waterfalls, mountains, and (of course!) breweries Full-color photos, strategic itineraries, easy-to-use maps and site-to-site driving times Get the lowdown on when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, and braving different road and weather conditions, plus tips for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids With Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail's practical tips and local know-how, you're ready to lace up your hiking boots, pick a trailhead, and embark on your adventure. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip. Doing more than driving through? Check out Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Moon Carolinas & Georgia.

Mennonites and Media: Mentioned in It, Maligned by It, and Makers of It

How Mennonites Have Been Portrayed in Media and How They Have Shaped Media for Identity and Outreach

Author: Steven P. Carpenter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877735

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 8042


Anabaptists and Mennonites have often been the subject of media scrutiny: sometimes admired, at other times maligned. Luther called them schwarmar, a German word meaning "fanatics" that alludes to a swarm of bees. In contrast, American independent film producer John Sayles drew inspiration from Mennonite conscientious objectors for his 1987 award-winning film, Matewan. Voltaire's Candide features a virtuous Anabaptist. Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest contains an Anabaptist reference. An Anabaptist chaplain is central to Joseph Heller's antiwar classic, Catch-22. President Lincoln and General Stonewall Jackson both had something to say about Mennonites. Garrison Keillor tells Mennonite jokes. These are just a few of the dozens of fascinating media references, dating from the early 1500s through the present, which are chronicled and analyzed here. Mennonites, although often considered media-shy, have in fact used media to great advantage in shaping their faith and identity. Beginning with the Martyrs Mirror, this book examines the writings of Mennonite authors John Howard Yoder, Donald Kraybill, Rudy Wiebe, Rhoda Janzen, and Malcolm Gladwell. Citing books, film, art, theater, and Ngram, the online culturomic tool developed by Harvard University and Google, the author demonstrates that Mennonites "punch above their weight class" in the media, and especially in print.

The Trail

Author: Ray Anderson

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 9781630269821

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Paul Leroux is a serial killer wanted for murdering women in North Carolina. When the police start to catch up with Leroux, he panics and decides to escape to Canada on the Appalachian Trail, where thru-hikers use trail names and travel anonymously. Leroux, who is overweight and unhealthy, struggles at first on the trail but begins to relax as he gets stronger and can utilize the physical changes he gains from his intense hiking as a disguise. His urge to kill, however, is invigorated by the nearness of female hikers, and his intention to stay away from them on his trip begins to weaken. His life is further complicated when Desert Storm veteran Karl Bergman, who is also trying to escape his own failure, becomes suspicious of Leroux and begins to pay careful attention to his every move. Leroux becomes increasingly panicked as he realizes that both Bergman and the police are close on his tail as he races to the border hoping to find a haven with his Canadian family. In this cat-and-mouse thriller, Ray Anderson dives inside two men s minds as they struggle to fight their identities and confront their fears and internal turmoil."

Appalachian Trail

A Comprehensive Guide to Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Author: Freeland Sport

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721964321


Page: 38

View: 5746


You're About To Discover The #1 Secret To Appalachian Trail With This Comprehensive Guide to Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people attempt a thru-hiking trip of the Appalachian Trail. However, only about 10% of these people complete the trip; about 90% just give up and go home after hiking a few miles. If you can complete the trip successfully, you are definitely a rare breed.The key to completing the trip lies in proper preparation. It has little to do with strength or energy; and everything to do with mental, physical, and financial preparation. Further, the best way to ensure you complete the hike is to seek advice from people who have actually been there and done that.In this book, I lay out some practical advice and tips drawn from my personal experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. These tips will help you plan adequately so that you can successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Here's Just A Small Preview Of What You'll Learn... History of the Appalachian Trail Registration, Licenses and Permits Budgeting, Gear, Packing, and Pre-Hike Fitness Transportation, Arrival, and Starting Point Shelter and Accommodation Ultra-light Nutrition and Feeding And much, much more! When you purchase the "Appalachian Trail" today, you'll save $3 off the regular price and get it for a limited time discount of only $9.99! This discount is only available for a limited time!No questions asked, money back guarantee! Go to the top of the page and click the orange "Add To Cart" button on the right to order now! Tags: appalachian trail, appalachian trail tumbler, appalachian trail guide, appalachian trail map, the appalachian trail, appalachian trail game, appalachian trail books, appalachian trail book, appalachian trail maps, appalachian trail shirt, appalachian trail running shirt, appalachian trail accessories, appalachian trail socks, appalachian trail backpack, appalachian trail jacket, appalachian trail sticker, appalachian trail gear, appalachian trail calendar 2018, appalachian trail dvd, appalachian trail tent, appalachian trail cup, appalachian trail guidebook, national geographic appalachian trail, appalachian trail coffee mug, appalachian trail calendar, appalachian trail hat, the appalachian trail guide, appalachian trail t shirt, appalachian trail mug, appalachian trail kids, appalachian trail map poster, appalachian trail hiking, appalachian trail guide book, appalachian trail poster, the appalachian trail game, appalachian trail patch, appalachian trail sign, the appalachian trail map, appalachian trail blanket, appalachian trail water bottle, appalachian trail pack, the appalachian trail book, appalachian trail guide 2017, appalachian trail decal, appalachian trail kit, appalachian trail series, appalachian trail knife, appalachian trail marker, awol appalachian trail, appalachian trail guide 2018, appalachian trail tshirt, appalachian trail board game, appalachian trail 2017, appalachian trail map puzzle, hiking appalachian trail, appalachian trail gps, appalachian trail trucker hat, appalachian trail clothing, appalachian trail necklace, appalachian trail shirt women, appalachian trail flag, appalachian trail ornament, georgia appalachian trail, appalachian trail video, appalachian trail audiobook, appalachian trail hoodie, appalachian trail map book, appalachian trail documentary, yeti appalachian trail, appalachian trail reader, appalachian trail puzzle, northbound appalachian trail, appalachian trail folding knife, appalachian trail coffee cups, mens appalachian trail shirt, appalachian trail handbook, appalachian trail art, appalachian trail map art, appalachian trail painting, appalachian trail for kids, appalachian trail shirts, appalachian trail picture frame, appalachian trail decor, 2018 appalachian trail, appalach