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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

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    Walking with Spring by Earl Shaffer

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    Should be fun I hope you have a long trip planned. If you make it to Vermont you can try for a night at the Long Trial Inn that is a pretty well known spot up there.

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    In the realm of trail stories, I really enjoyed Where's the Next Shelter by Gary Sizer

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    Bill Bryson's a Walk in the Woods. Definitly not a how-to book, but it's entertaining, maybe a bit enlightening, and might have some good ideas about what not to do.

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    Here are some more AT-related books, plus a few at the end of general hiking and NH-specific hiking:

    Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide by Zach Davis
    In Beauty May She Walk; Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 60 by Leslie Mass
    As Far As The Eye Can See by David Brill
    AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller
    Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail by Winton Porter
    Where's the Next Shelter? by Gary Sizer
    Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace & Freedom on the AT by Paul Stutzman
    Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
    Appalachian Odyssey: a 28-year hike on America’s Trail by Jeffrey H. Ryan (desperately needs an editor/proofreader)
    Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders by Kathryn Miles (true crime, but AT-related)

    Not Without Peril by Nicholas Howe (Mt. Washington)
    48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains by Cheryl Suchors (NH hiking)
    It's Not About the Hike by Nancy Sporberg (NH hiking)
    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (PCT)
    Find your inner hammock.

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