Appalachian Trail

Appalachia A History

Appalachia A History

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Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, John Alexander Williams chronicles four and a half centuries of the Appalachian past. Along the way, he explores Appalachia's long-contested boundaries and the numerous, often contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart.

Williams begins his story in the colonial era and describes the half-century of bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia's Native American inhabitants. He depicts the evolution of a backwoods farm-and-forest society, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War, and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, towns, and extractive industries penetrated deeper and deeper into the mountains. Finally, he considers Appalachia's fate in the twentieth century, when it became the first American region to suffer widespread deindustrialization, and examines the partial renewal created by federal intervention and a small but significant wave of in-migration.

Throughout the book, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.





Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

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This exciting guide provides detailed information on 43 of the best day hikes along the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, with ratings for scenery, trail condition, accessibility for children, difficulty, and solitude.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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The South's best day hikes on the Appalachian Trail!

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South details 45 hikes along the AT from the trail's southern terminus atop Georgia's Springer Mountain north through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. These superlative treks visit overlooks, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and wilderness, as well as scenic, cultural, and historical sites--even trail towns. This selection of hikes reflects the great variety of features the southern AT provides, and the guide is authored by the Southeast's most experienced outdoor writer, Johnny Molloy.

Hiker Trash: Notes Sketches Plus Other Detritus from the Appalachian Trail

Hiker Trash: Notes Sketches Plus Other Detritus from the Appalachian Trail

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A collage of backpacking culture, Hiker Trash offers a glimpse of the off-beat, diverse community that is drawn to thru-hiking the country's oldest long-distance trail. It features a collection of original illustrations by author and artist Sarah Kaizar, as well as color photos by Nicholas Reichard and excerpts from the Appalachian Trail's famed shelter log books that highlight hikers' thoughts, fears, frustrations, and joys.

Kaizar thru-hiked the AT in 2015, a six-month, 2,200mile journey through fourteen states during which she had plenty of time to reflect and heal following the death of her father. Intricate and arresting, her drawings are created in pen-and-ink with colorful acrylic washes; they capture the character of the trail and its shelters as well as the hikers who find respite under the roofs and in the log pages. Fellow AT thru-hiker and professional photographer Nicholas Reichard's images provide another layer of perspective and community.

HM Appalachian Trail West Virginia

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The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike

The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike

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The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike will help thru- and section-hikers plan easy menus for their journey along the Appalachian Trail.

From the back cover: Here are proven techniques for planning and provisioning hikers who'll be walking for a week or longer - especially those planning six-month 'thru-hikes' along the Appalachian Trail.

  • Planning and logistics of resupply
  • Devising menus for a long-distance hike
  • Packaging and ingredients for easy trailside cooking
  • Using proven recipes for quick campsite preparation
  • Plus - Tear-out cooking instructions to send along in the food packages.

    TOKEN Appalachian Trail

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    We Were There, Too: Pioneering Appalachian Trail Women

    We Were There, Too: Pioneering Appalachian Trail Women

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    When most people think of the making and developing of the Appalachian Trail for the past century, they think of Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery and a few other men. Yet throughout those ten decades, talented, strong, and effective women stood and worked right alongside them--not behind them. Indeed, the meeting that created the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 1925 was entirely organized by one talented, strong, and effective woman. This is the story of leading lights among that corps of overlooked trail-builders.
    Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

    Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

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    With a new cover, more extensive index, and list of organizations, the new edition of Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is the go-to resource for anyone interested in the wildflowers found along the 2,190-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Stunning full-page color photos by Joe Cook and Monica Sheppard accompany the detailed descriptions by author Leonard M. Adkins that include: bloom season, leaves and stem description, geographic range of growth, and location of the flower along the AT. Also included for many of the 94 flowers profiled in the book is the fascinating role the flower has played through history and its value in folklore as well as modern medicine

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    Yoga for Hikers

    Yoga for Hikers

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    Yoga for Hikers will show you how to create a yoga practice at home that will keep you healthy, prevent injuries, and support and improve your outdoor passions. This guide feature easy-to-understand yoga poses and sequences designed to address the specific stresses that hiking enact on the body. This guide feature:• Detailed overviews of the areas of the body most impacted by climbing and hiking• Injuries common to these sports that yoga can address• Explanation of yoga's physical and mental benefits, and how it can enhance time on rock or trail• Foundational techniques for creating a yoga practice, including the fundamentals of meditation• Several sequences for a home practice, designed specifically for climbers and hikers• Interviews with climbers and hikers who use yoga to support their physical strength and hone their mental focus—from professionals, such as Steph Davis and Buzz Burrell, to average weekend-warriors For inspiration and visual appeal, the books include panoramas of yoga poses in outdoor settings, studio photos of the specific yoga poses and sequences, and technical drawings related to anatomy and common ailments.