Hiking the Triple Crown
Appalachian Trail - Pacific Crest Trail - Continental Divide Trail - How to Hike America's Longest Trails
By Karen Berger
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Karen Berger also wrote our best-selling title Everyday Wisdom. It has sold over 27,000 copiesAn expertly written resource for all long-distance hikersAppeals to hikers and section hikers alikeSidebars offer advice and hel Continue
Karen Berger also wrote our best-selling title Everyday Wisdom. It has sold over 27,000 copiesAn expertly written resource for all long-distance hikersAppeals to hikers and section hikers alikeSidebars offer advice and helpful hints from other thru-hikers and suggestions for shorter backpacking tripsThe 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 hikeSection 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 trailInspiring, 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 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.
- English Books
- Paperback 223 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0898867606
- ISBN-13: 9780898867602
- Publisher: Mountaineers Books
- Publish date: 2001-03-01
- Dimensions: 64 mm x 1,160 mm x 1,483 mm