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. Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press. Paperback, 473 pages. Measures 5.75" x 9.25" x 1.25". Weighs 1 lb 7.9 oz.  
Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike

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 resupplyDevising menus for a long-distance hikePackaging and ingredients for easy trailside cookingUsing proven recipes for quick campsite preparationPlus - Tear-out cooking instructions to send along in the food packages. Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Paperback, 128 pages. Measures 9.25" x 6.25" x 0.5". Weighs 11.5 oz.
PIN Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Pin

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Light blue lapel pin featuring the Appalachian Trail logo.Pin measures 1.25" x 1.25". Weighs 0.3 oz.
HM Appalachian Trail West Virginia

Appalachian Trail West Virginia Hiking Medallion

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Hiking medallion for the West Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail.Medallion measures 1.4" x 1.8".
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

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The mid-Atlantic's best day hikes on the AT!If you're looking for fun and adventure on the Appalachian Trail, look no further. You hold in your hands an exciting guide to 43 trails in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. They have been tested and approved for families with young kids, veteran hikers, and everyone in between. There are mellow hikes, steep hikes, and hikes through forests. Visit well-known sites, such as Harpers Ferry, the Delaware Water Gap, Bear Mountain State Park, and the Hudson Highlands. Along the way, experience abundant overlooks, Civil War memorials, state parks, waterfalls, and more!Matt Willen provides detailed information on the best day hikes along this 450-mile stretch of trail. Many of the hikes make use of the AT's vast network of side trails to create loop- and balloon-configuration trips, as well as out-and-back excursions. Each profile includes GPS-based trailhead coordinates, trail maps, and elevation profiles, as well as pertinent information on the natural history of the hike and recommendations for other activities in the area. Ratings for scenery, trail condition, accessibility for children, difficulty, and solitude ensure that you choose the right trails for your specific needs and interests.This carefully curated collection of short segments offers a new approach to enjoying the granddaddy of America's trails! Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press. Paperback, 283 pages. Measures 5" x 8" x 0.5". Weighs 10.8 oz.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Author Johnny Molloy shares the best day hikes on the southern portion of the Appalachian Trail. Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press. Paperback, 271 pages. Measures 5" x 8" x 0.5". Weighs 10.3 oz.
Child's Walk in the Wilderness An 8-Year-Old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail

Child's Walk in the Wilderness An 8-Year-Old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail

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Imagine a 7-year-old boy asking his father if they can hike the entire length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail together. Then imagine that the father says yes. Now think "What are they getting themselves into?" For the author of this deeply felt book, the planned hike is an opportunity to bond with his son and be what he calls "Barbarians"--in touch with natural processes far from the comforts of home. It's also a chance for nature to do some healing in his life, too. For the boy, it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. They start in West Virginia and head north, through cold and wet spring weather, carrying only what they need and picking up resupply boxes along the way. The boy is entranced by the freedom, asking questions nonstop and pointing out every interesting bug, bird, and blossom they pass. But he's also stubborn, sometimes scared, and occasionally too tired to trudge on. Dad relishes seeing the natural world through his son's eyes, but he also struggles with the responsibility of keeping the journey going forward. By the time they reach Vermont, with aching feet and frazzled nerves, their plan to take a train to Georgia and hike north to where they started is in serious jeopardy. But the trail beckons. Closely observed, wonderfully described, and bracingly clear-eyed, this inspiring book will appeal to nature lovers and would-be AT hikers alike. It offers a vivid evocation of both the camaraderie and dangers of trail life--as well as the difficulties of modern child-rearing and the powerful lure of an untamed natural world.  Publisher: Stackpole Books. Hardcover, 215 pages. Measures 5.75" x 8.5" x 1". Weighs 11.2 oz. 
Guide to the Geology & Natural History of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Guide to the Geology & Natural History of the Blue Ridge Mountains

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As you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the Appalachian Trail, or visit the national and state parks scattered throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will encounter an incredible variety of natural landscapes, microclimates, and fascinating rock formations. Over millions of years the ecosystems thriving here have evolved into some of the world's most diverse collections of flora and fauna. Full of rich detail and easy to use, this beautifully illustrated full-color guide to the region was written and designed for great accessibility, whether you're a first-time visitor looking to understand the Parkway's spectacular views or an experienced geology or nature enthusiast. Beginning with an overview of the major geological and environmental processes that shape the Blue Ridge, the book includes a series of field guides to specific localities scattered along a 670-mile journey that begins at Catoctin Mountain in Maryland and concludes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. You will find points of interest along the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as side trips to nearby sites, including detailed itineraries and information on accommodations, trails, and local attractions. The book concludes with an illustrated identification guide to the Blue Ridge Mountains' many rocks, minerals, trees, plants, flowers, and birds. For those seeking a greater understanding of the inner workings of the geology and natural history of the Blue Ridge, this is an indispensable companion. Publisher: Edgar W. Spencer. Paperback, 388 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 1". Weighs 1 lb 14.3 oz.
TOKEN Appalachian Trail

Harpers Ferry Appalachian Trail Token

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Collectible token with Appalachian Trail image on one side and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park text on other side. 1" x 1".
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. Publisher: Skipstone. Hardcover, 128 pages. Measures 10.25" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb 5.2 oz.