Thousand Miler

Thousand Miler Author Melanie Radzicki McManus
ISBN-10 9780870207914
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 303
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In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as the Thousand-Milers. In prose that’s alternately harrowing and humorous, Thousand-Miler takes you with her through Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, and farms, past the geologic wonders carved by long-ago glaciers, and into the neighborhood bars and gathering places of far-flung small towns. Follow along as she worries about wildlife encounters, wonders if her injured feet will ever recover, and searches for an elusive fellow hiker known as Papa Bear. Woven throughout her account are details of the history of the still-developing Ice Age Trail—one of just eleven National Scenic Trails—and helpful insight and strategies for undertaking a successful thru-hike. In addition to chronicling McManus’s hike, Thousand-Miler also includes the little-told story of the Ice Age Trail’s first-ever thru-hiker Jim Staudacher, an account of the record-breaking thru-run of ultrarunner Jason Dorgan, the experiences of a young combat veteran who embarked on her thru-hike as a way to ease back into civilian life, and other fascinating tales from the trail. Their collective experiences shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers and the different ways hikers accomplish this impressive feat, providing an entertaining and informative read for outdoors enthusiasts of all levels.



Thousand Miler

Thousand Miler Author Melanie Radzicki McManus
ISBN-10 9780870207907
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 303
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"In Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail, readers will learn about the history and development of Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the geologic wonders it showcases, as they trace Melanie McManus's footsteps thru-hiking it twice. While sharing her story of what it was like to hike 1,100 miles of Wisconsin forestland, prairie, wetlands and farmland, McManus also shares the stories of thru-hikers she encounters along the way. Their collective tales shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers, how they accomplish the feat (everyone does it differently), and what the various trail segments and trailside communities are like. They will also recall the various funny, somber, and heartwarming moments that occur when hikers' paths intersect with those of ordinary Wisconsinites going about their daily lives"--Provided by publisher.



Along Wisconsin s Ice Age Trail

Along Wisconsin s Ice Age Trail Author Bart Smith
ISBN-10 0299226646
Release 2008
Pages 104
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Essays by notable writers--including journalists, scientists, poets, and others--add depth to the stunning images in a collection of photographs that were captured as the photographer hiked the Ice Age National Scenic Trail over the course of the four seasons. Original.



Adventures on Wisconsin s Ice Age Trail

Adventures on Wisconsin s Ice Age Trail Author Oberle_Clark
ISBN-10 0692483063
Release 2015-08-01
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Nature trail adventure and guide book of hikes and highlights while walking Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail.



Wild

Wild Author Cheryl Strayed
ISBN-10 9780307957658
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 336
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch



Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail Author David M. Mickelson
ISBN-10 9780299284831
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 395
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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail meanders across the state of Wisconsin through scenic glacial terrain dotted with lakes, steep hills, and long, narrow ridges. David M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher Jr., and Susan L. Simpson bring this landscape to life and help readers understand what Ice Age Wisconsin was like. An overview of Wisconsin’s geology and key geological concepts helps readers understand geological processes, materials, and landforms. The authors detail geological features along each segment of the Ice Age Trail and at each of the nine National Ice Age Scientific Reserve sites. Readers can experience the Ice Age Trail through more than one hundred full-color photographs, scores of beautiful maps, and helpful diagrams. Science briefs explain glacial features such as eskers, drumlins, and moraines. Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail also includes detailed trail descriptions that are cross referenced with the science briefs to make it easy to find the geological terms used in the trail descriptions. Whatever your level of experience with hiking or knowledge of glaciers, this book will provide lively, informative, and revealing descriptions for a new understanding of the shape of the land beneath our feet.



On Trails

On Trails Author Robert Moor
ISBN-10 9781476739243
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 352
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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award “The best outdoors book of the year” —Sierra Club A New York Times Bestseller A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Amazon, National Post, New York magazine, The Telegraph, Booklist, The Guardian Bookshop From a debut talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.



The Barefoot Sisters Southbound

The Barefoot Sisters Southbound Author Lucy Letcher
ISBN-10 9780811740135
Release 2008-12-17
Pages 480
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Sisters Lucy and Susan Letcher begin their barefoot thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. A story filled with humor and determination.



A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780385674546
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 304
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.



America s Great Hiking Trails

America s Great Hiking Trails Author Karen Berger
ISBN-10 0789327414
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 336
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"The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)"--Colophon.



On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods

On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods Author Bruce N. Bjornstad
ISBN-10 1879628279
Release 2006
Pages 307
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On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods book for free.



The Old Ways

The Old Ways Author Robert Macfarlane
ISBN-10 9781101601075
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 448
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From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places, an exploration of walking and thinking In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. His walks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds—wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space, but of feeling, knowing, and thinking.



Hiking the Triple Crown

Hiking the Triple Crown Author Karen Berger
ISBN-10 0898867606
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 223
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The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail-the so-called Triple Crown-have long captured the imaginations of thru-hikers and backpackers alike. For anyone dreaming of or planning a long-distance hiking endeavor, Hiking the Triple Crown is an must-have resource. With triple crown hiker Karen Berger as your expert guide, you'll find answers to your questions about long-distance hiking plus descriptions about what to expect along each of America's three longest trails.



Kansas Trail Guide

Kansas Trail Guide Author Jonathan Conard
ISBN-10 0700620664
Release 2015-04
Pages 304
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A comprehensive guide to the recreational trails of Kansas, the book provides detailed maps and descriptions for the best trails throughout the state. It is invaluable for exploring new trails, whether on foot, on a bike, or on a horse, and learning more about your favorite route with information on history, wildlife, and trail/park creation.



Along Wisconsin s Ice Age Trail

Along Wisconsin s Ice Age Trail Author Bart Smith
ISBN-10 0299226646
Release 2008
Pages 104
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Essays by notable writers--including journalists, scientists, poets, and others--add depth to the stunning images in a collection of photographs that were captured as the photographer hiked the Ice Age National Scenic Trail over the course of the four seasons. Original.



Wisconsin Natural Resources

Wisconsin Natural Resources Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00425204Y
Release 1994
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Wisconsin Natural Resources has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wisconsin Natural Resources also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wisconsin Natural Resources book for free.



Outdoor adventures with kids

Outdoor adventures with kids Author Mary Mapes McConnell
ISBN-10 0878338497
Release 1996-03-01
Pages 230
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Introducing a child to the exciting world of nature is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give. Challenging outdoor activities such as backpacking, biking, or canoeing can help children develop the self-confidence and self-esteem they need to become successful, caring adults. This guide is packed with useful information on camping, enjoying nature without harming it, taking advantage of special wilderness opportunities, and more.