The Appalachian Tail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail-the so-called Triple Crown Trailshave captured the imaginations of thru-hikers and backpackers alike. For anyone dreaming of or planning a thru-hiking or long-distance hiking endeavor, Hiking the Triple Crown is an indisputable must-have resource. Focusing on the triple crown, author/triple-crown hiker Karen Berger covers everything one needs to know about long-distance hiking.
Starting with the easiest and the oldest-the Appalachian Trail-and graduating to the more variable Pacific Crest Trail and the more difficult Continental Divide Trail, Berger walks the reader through the unique landscapes, trail characteristics, challenges and strategies, exploring issues that fascinate and perplex hungry-information thru-hikers. She covers the logistics of how to hike these trails, skill requirements, seasonal factors, navigation and route finding, gear, weight issues, food, re-supplying, mileage, safety, technique, etiquette, tips and more....Continua