Backpacker Long Trails

In Backpacker’s Long Trails, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, former women’s speed record holder for the AT and veteran of twenty long trails, gives you the tools to make this dream a reality.

Backpacker Long Trails

WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARDS (INSTRUCTIONAL CATEGORY) Make the Dream of a Long Distance Thru-Hike a Reality Have you been dreaming of the summer when you can hike the Appalachian Trail? Or marvel at the snow-capped peaks along the Pacific Crest Trail? Or simply section hike the Continental Divide Trail? In Backpacker’s Long Trails, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, former women’s speed record holder for the AT and veteran of twenty long trails, gives you the tools to make this dream a reality. Included is trail-proven advice on selecting gear, stocking resupplies, and planning your budget and schedule, complete with gorgeous photographs of life on the trail. Along the way, enjoy sneak peeks into not only the Triple Crown trails, but also lesser-known long trails throughout North America.

The Long Trail Guide

The Long Trail Guide


Long Trail Guide

Long Trail Guide


Lightweight on the Long Trail

So put yourself out on the trail today and read Lightweight on the Long Trail.

Lightweight on the Long Trail

What would you do if you had just given up your apartment and donated all of your belongings to charity? For Chris ""Cleanshave"" Miller the answer was simple: Go Hiking! Armed with only a twelve pound backpack and a sense of adventure he chose to hike the entire 272 miles of Vermont's Long Trail in what is known as an End-to-End hike. The Long Trail, which runs along the main ridge of the Green Mountains, is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States. His hike would take him southbound, from the United States border with Canada to Vermont's southern border with Massachusetts. Along the way he would face numerous obstacles, usually brought on by poor resupply habits and questionable personal challenges, including hiking 65 miles of the trail without toilet paper, and another 100 miles without food. So put yourself out on the trail today and read Lightweight on the Long Trail.

A Short Book on the Long Trail

It might even use words like steep, scramble and exposed in a clinical manner. In a less clinical manner this book explains the rewards and the struggles of one backpacker's 2015 attempt to thru-hike this difficult 273 mile trail.

A Short Book on the Long Trail

WINNER - 2015 Outdoor Writers of Ohio "Outstanding Media Achievement." Before the Continental Divide Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail or even the Appalachian Trail, there was the Long Trail. Begun in 1910, Vermont's "footpath in the wilderness" traverses the very spine of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to the Canadian border. Though it shares over 100 miles with its younger and more famous cousin, once they split, the Long Trail is another level of hiking challenge. Trail guides are essential for most hikers. A guide can tell you where water is available and what the elevation change is over a set distance. It might even use words like steep, scramble and exposed in a clinical manner. In a less clinical manner this book explains the rewards and the struggles of one backpacker's 2015 attempt to thru-hike this difficult 273 mile trail. There are beautiful views, sunny days, interesting company and other high points along the way. There are also slick downslopes, boot sucking mud holes, and a number of climbs that elicit the thought, "You've got to be kidding me." In other words, A Short Book on the Long Trail provides a concise, realistic, yet entertaining feel for this demanding experience.

Green Mountain Club LONG TRAIL GUIDE A FOOTPATH IN THE WILDERNESS

Many Long Trail hikers enjoy bringing their dogs along. The GMC and public land managing partners strongly recommend keeping dogs under control at all times. Please keep your dog leashed when hiking in alpine zones, near roads, ...

Green Mountain Club   LONG TRAIL GUIDE  A FOOTPATH IN THE WILDERNESS

With this twenty-eighth edition of the Long Trail Guide, we celebrate the trail's one hundredth anniversary! For a century this guidebook has provided hikers with all of the information needed to safely navigate the nation’s first and oldest long-distance hiking trail. Within its pages you will find detailed trail descriptions, updated and easier-to-read maps, mileage tables, trailhead locations, and more.

Hiking Diary Long Trail

Then this book is perfect as a small gift. Whether as a parting gift, a birthday, Christmas or just because. any outdoor enthusiast about this book is pleased

Hiking Diary Long Trail

Beautiful hiking diary with pages to fill This Book comes with Personal emergency information information about your hotel (address, phone number etc) packing lists Checklists Area for emergency contacts, friends and family Information about your trip This book is for Wanderer Trekking Holiday Camper Backpacker Friends of Nature Globetrotter You can use this book as: notebook Diary travel diary Hiking Diary Pilgrim Diary Photo Album holiday memories Or simply as a beautiful book for everyday use Further information on the book: 120 pages 6x9 inches Mattes Softcover (fits comfortably in the hand) cream-colored paper Do you know a vacationers and hikers who soon begins his next trip? Then this book is perfect as a small gift. Whether as a parting gift, a birthday, Christmas or just because. any outdoor enthusiast about this book is pleased

Long Trail Hiking

This book provides an accurate account of life on trail: what hikers ponder, eat, love, loathe, and the questions they tire of answering.

Long Trail Hiking

The author is at his best when he is describing his actual experience on trail and going through his thought process. Four years after starting the Appalachian Trail with his brother to the Continental Divide Trail for his second thru-hike in familiar company. However, trail life is not always as rewarding and romantic as the pictures you see or second-hand stories you hear. This book provides an accurate account of life on trail: what hikers ponder, eat, love, loathe, and the questions they tire of answering. Some moments are too short, some are painfully long while others are whisked away unceremoniously with the wind. Follow along on the journey as he navigates difficulties, successes, and everything between while attempting to walk from Mexico to Canada.

Exploring the Appalachian Trail Hikes in Southern New England

Indeed, the Long Trail as a vision and a project was one of the inspirations that moved Benton MacKaye, ... it has a good ring to it: MacKaye is said to have conceived the AT while hiking over Vermont's Stratton Mt. (see Hike #21).

Exploring the Appalachian Trail  Hikes in Southern New England

A guide to 27 great day hikes and overnight backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Long Trail Guide

Long Trail Guide


Long Trails of the Southeast

Over the years, I discovered other long trails, including the Florida Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail, often while researching other books. I even found one of the hikes in this book, the Black Creek Trail, while on a canoe trip in ...

Long Trails of the Southeast

Backpackers and hikers looking for less crowded outdoor experience should grab Long Trails of the Southeast to discover the many opportunities available in the Deep South. This guide covers 600 miles of trails in 6 states, including the 104-mile Pinhoti Trail, the 90-mile Benton MacKaye Trail, and 171 miles of the Florida Trail.

Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Vermont Mountains

50] The nation's oldest long-distance hiking trail, Vermont's Long Trail spans 270 miles from the Massachusetts border to Quebec. ... Many people hike the entire trail in segments, taking years to complete the journey.

Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Vermont Mountains

The indispensable guide to the best the Vermont mountains have to offer.

Backpacker

Sample the best section of the country's first thru-hike Ben & Jerry's pints, Burton snowboards, and Maple syrup may be Vermont's most famous exports, but longdistance hiking was born here, too. The 272-mile Long Trail (LT), ...

Backpacker

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

A Walking Guide to New Zealand s Long Trail

Te Araroa is a 3000km walking trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff, the world's newest long trail, and one of the world's longest.

A Walking Guide to New Zealand s Long Trail

Te Araroa is a 3000km walking trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff, the world's newest long trail, and one of the world's longest. Te Araroa walkers will discover the great diversity of New Zealand's wilderness: the coastline, the forest, the volcanoes, the mountain passes, the lakes and river valleys. This fully updated walking guide is indispensable for those contemplating a through-hike, either in one go or over years, and also for those who simply wnat to walk any one of the trail's 115 stand-alone tracks.

Best Hikes Near Charlotte

Here are forty of the best hikes within an hour’s drive of Charlotte, North Carolina—from Lake Norman State Park to Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge to Kings Mountain National Military Park.

Best Hikes Near Charlotte

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Charlotte author Jennifer Pharr Davis details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Salt Lake City area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Hike Bike America

Notes: The hiking of the Long Trail in Vermont during the summers of 1970-2 was sometime before the contemplation of hiking the whole AT was seriously considered. I had not kept the extensive notes as I did for the other hikes so I ...

Hike Bike America

Two journal tales of travel: one taking you by foot on the whole Appalachian Trail plus The Long Trail in Vermont; then a venture of pedaling across mid America coast to coast on a two wheeler.

Backpacking s Triple Crown

Rahtz shares both the joys and struggles of his thru-hikes in an easy, entertaining style. Be warned though. Once you've finished the book, your bucket list may be a little longer.

Backpacking s Triple Crown

For backpackers, America's long trails hold a special place of honor. To have hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail or Pacific Crest Trail is a tremendous accomplishment. Hiking all three, the "Triple Crown" of backpacking, is an experience the vast majority of us can only dream about. For those that aspire to take an epic thru-hike, but can't commit months at a time to the endeavor, there are other options. In fact, there is a Triple Crown of shorter "long trails" that require weeks, not months to complete. These trails provide much of the same tremendous scenery and adventure as their more extended brethren, but are achievable for those with families, careers and/or a lot of years under their belts. Come along with Jim Rahtz as he tackles this Junior Version of the Triple Crown. Walk the Colorado Trail as it shares a path through the Rocky Mountains with the Continental Divide Trail. Visit the most iconic sights of the Pacific Crest Trail through hiking the John Muir Trail. While on the Long Trail, climb up Stratton Mountain, where the idea for the Appalachian Trail was conceived. Of course, hiking these trails is not all rainbows and unicorns. Rahtz shares both the joys and struggles of his thru-hikes in an easy, entertaining style. Be warned though. Once you've finished the book, your bucket list may be a little longer.