Women & Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Women & Thru-Hiking on the Appalachian Trail: Practical Advice From Hundreds of Women Long Distance Hikers combines the hands-on advice from hundreds of long-distance hikers on a wide range of concerns. This useful book is broken down into three sections: before, during, and after the hike. The first chapter prepares woman for the vigor’s of the trail, including leaving family members behind, and offers sound advice on gear. The second chapter focuses on safety on the tail and discusses situations specific to female hikers. The final chapter covers post-hike discoveries. Personal experiences of thru-hikers are provided throughout.

From the back cover:

“’Maine Rose’ found her journey was not about hiking but about challenge and commitment, motivation and a willingness to make things happen, and digging deep to find unknown strengths.”

Beverly “Maine Rose” Hugo. 2002.


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