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Quotes from Jennifer Pharr Davis

17 June 2013 11:15 pm0 comments
Quotes from Jennifer Pharr Davis

Quotes from Called Again “I was surrounded by life and beauty. My soul was content, and my life felt full.” – Jennifer Pharr Davis, Called Again “Hiking is, by definition, simply walking in a natural setting. But in reality, it is far more than that. It is a time of [...]

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Books to Skip

16 June 2013 9:20 pm0 comments
Books to Skip

The most widely read books about both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are written by persons who have not hiked the entirety of their respective trails. This is really unfortunate because now to the average reader browsing at Barnes & Nobles these two books are the voice [...]

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Beauty Beneath The Dirt

14 June 2013 11:34 pm1 comment
Beauty Beneath The Dirt

Genuine Information If hiking the Appalachian Trail is a goal of yours, you need genuine information about what to expect while you are walking the trail. There are a number of mediums by which you can get this information: Read a published trail memoir of a thru-hiker Follow for free [...]

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Ultramarathon Man

9 June 2013 4:10 pm0 comments
Ultramarathon Man

This running book comes highly recommended for its inspirational intensity. Dean Karnazes has completed some wild feats. He has: Run 50 marathons on 50 consecutive days in 50 states (2006) Run 350 miles in 80.75 hours without sleep (2005) Run a marathon to the South Pole without snowshoes (2002) Earned [...]

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Appalachian Trail Memoirs

8 June 2013 9:00 pm0 comments
Appalachian Trail Memoirs

The AT is a phenomenal place. Hiking the entire AT can bring profound realizations about self. Many hikers find themselves compelled to share the story of their hike in a book. There are veritable libraries of Appalachian Trail memoirs and I have taken the time to lay out a list [...]

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Adventure Books

7 June 2013 10:31 pm0 comments
Adventure Books

I love adventure books. I first got into reading them one particular semester during grad school when I had a maxed out course schedule. Even though I was managing to hike about once per week, my sense of adventure felt seriously malnourished. A week between hikes is a long time [...]

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Tactical Book List

6 June 2013 7:28 pm0 comments
Tactical Book List

This tactical book list is a compilation of great books with actionable advice from men who have covered upwards of 25,000 or 30,000 lifetime miles. These books are not memoirs. Rather, they are the distilled practicable wisdom of amazing trail mileages. Each book places emphasis on different areas yet among [...]

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2013 Old Dominion 100

4 June 2013 8:15 pm0 comments
2013 Old Dominion 100

About the Race The 2013 Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Run (OD 100) is the 35th edition of this annual race for ultra strong trail runners. Runners hit the trail at 4:00 am Saturday, June 1 to try their best to complete the course in less than 24 hours, which [...]

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John Muir

2 June 2013 9:50 pm0 comments
John Muir

“I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.” – John Muir John Muir was a naturalist with a profound love of wild spaces and an impeccable talent for writing about them. His love of the wilderness, botany, and geology began at an early age but [...]

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Trail Life

1 June 2013 12:40 pm0 comments
Trail Life

Jardine is a genuine adventurer. His 25,000 miles of trail experience just scratches the surface of his adventures. He was an accomplished rock climber for nearly 2 decades in the 1960′s and 1970′s. He pioneered some routes in Yosemite that were harder than had ever been climbed and invented some [...]

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