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    anybody have any ideas for me on a good AT book to read? i have read Awols book and loved it. read a walk in the woods and couldnt wait for it to be over. any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Calhoun View Post
    anybody have any ideas for me on a good AT book to read? i have read Awols book and loved it. read a walk in the woods and couldnt wait for it to be over. any ideas?
    Yep,go read "Awalk in the woods" again,but also try,"As far as the eye can see"~David Brill,older book,good stuff there.
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    Jeff Alt's , I think it's title is "A Walk for Sunshine"

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    Not the AT, but close (PCT) is Cheryl Strayed's "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail". I'm reading it now and it is very good both in style and content. Different trail but similar issues - footwear, food, water, weather... She's got a great writing voice and really resonates with me as a hiker.

    Also on the PCT is "The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind-And Almost Found Myself-On the Pacific Crest Trail" by Dan White. That was a good one too. Some very funny stories of his hike.

    I just picked up "46 Days: Keeping Up With Jennifer Pharr Davis on the Appalachian Trail" but haven't read it yet.
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    big fan of Winton Porters book Just Passing thru, its more of the characters of the AT than hiking it, but it's a funny book and got me thinking, then wanting, then commiting to attempting a thru hike in the near future. 300 zero's was pretty decent too. While short I also like Appalachian Trials.

    Im with you on a walk in the woods, i got half way thru it and set it down when amazon brings me my next one

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    Another good one is Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail by Luke Skywalker.


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    Becoming Odyessa by Jennifer Pharr Davis is one of my favorites. I second Wild - that was a great book

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    I just finished "Southbound on the Appalachian Trail" by Ken Sarzynski. He goes back and forth between his thru-hike experiences and his opinions/recommendations. He never gets overbearing about his opinions though. I enjoyed the book, but I tend to enjoy most books or at least look for something to appreciate about them.

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    I second this book,

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    a walk for sunshine. good book good cause.

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    "As Far as the Eye Can See" by David Brill - My personal favorite so far.
    "Just passin' Thru" by Winton Porter
    "Becoming Odyssa" By Jennifer Pharr Davis - I am about 3/4 of the way finished and it's a great book

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    "Zero Days" by Barbara Egbert

    If you have any interest in a video documentary, check out Wizards of the PCT by Shane O'Donnell aka Jester.
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    We enjoyed "Hiking Through" by Paul Stutzman.

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    The Barefoot Sisters Southbound (Adventures on the Appalchian Trail) as well as The Barefoot Sisters Walking Home. Those are what inspired me to try and make my own thru. Excellent stories written by two intelligent and insightful young women.

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    When you run out of books, as I have (I've already read everything listed so far), head over to trailjournals.com and search for journals that have at least a hundred to maybe hundred twenty entries. Most of the longer ones are journals from folks who have completed a thru-hike, and although the writing styles vary enormously, there are some great gems to be found if you keep digging.
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    I have seen anyone mention "On the Beaten Path". I thought it was a good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikcuf View Post
    The Barefoot Sisters Southbound (Adventures on the Appalchian Trail) as well as The Barefoot Sisters Walking Home. Those are what inspired me to try and make my own thru. Excellent stories written by two intelligent and insightful young women.
    + 1 on Barefoot Sisters. I met them and their mom at the Beauty Spot north of Erwing on their walk home. They were indeed barefoot.
    I just noticed your location.........stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmitchell View Post
    I just noticed your location.........stay safe!
    Thanks, but it's not that bad. The locals are more worried about hating each other and keeping the Uncle Sugar $$ flowing.

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    "On the Happy Side of Misery" was really good.

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