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    Appalachian trail books

    Hi everyone it’s been awhile. I just retired from the military and am beginning to plan my wife’s and I AT hike. We’re prolly 2-3 years out but wanted to start getting some good books under my belt to help us with planning and preparing. We’re both die hard hangers and plan to hammock camp it at this point and time. My body doesn’t like sleeping on the ground anymore. Any books anyone would recommend? Thanks I’m advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddles Down View Post
    Any books anyone would recommend?
    Mud, Rocks, Blazes - Heather Anderson

    AWOL on the Appalachian Trail - David Miller

    Appalachian Trials - Zach Davis

    Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail: 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Facts - Jan Beck Seymour / Greg Seymour

    The first two for inspiration, the last two for how-to type reading.

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    The Ultimate Hang - Derek Hansen (theultimatehang.com)

    As Far As The Eye Can See - David Brill
    "I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe... ?"
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    Jennifer Pharr-Davis's books. Start with Becoming Odessya (I probably spelled that incorrectly).
    Blind Courage by Bill Irwin.

    If you want some history along the trail, "Walkin' Withe The Ghost Whisperers" by J. R "Model-T" Tate. His journey book is also good, a different read as his "Alter Ego" keeps interjecting. "Walkin' On the Happy Side of Misery"
    Call me Junior

    Pirating – Corporate Takeover without the paperwork
    "For a couple of bucks, get a weird haircut and waste your life away" Bryan Adams....
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    Walking with Spring by Earl Shaffer

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