Hiking the Triple Crown

Appalachian Trail - Pacific Crest Trail - Continental Divide Trail - How to Hike America's Longest Trails


Publisher: Mountaineers Books


Language: English | Number of Pages: 223 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0898867606 | Isbn-13: 9780898867602 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
  • Karen Berger also wrote our best-selling title Everyday Wisdom. It has sold over 27,000 copies
  • An expertly written resource for all long-distance hikers
  • Appeals to hikers and section hikers alike
  • Sidebars offer advice and helpful hints from other thru-hikers and suggestions for shorter backpacking trips
  • The book is easy to read and accessible. The sections are broken down so you only have to read what pertains to you. And then refer back to it whenever you need additional information or when you prepare for your next hike
  • Section One is about the basics of thru-hiking, Section Two, Three and Four are devoted to the individual trails and contains information specific to each trail
  • Inspiring, encouraging and detailed. All the advice and information comes from a person who knows

The Appalachian Tail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail-the so-called Triple Crown Trails—have 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.