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Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering The Art Of The Thru-hike

byBackpacker Magazine

Paperback | April 15, 2017

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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.
Liz Thomas broke the women's self-assisted speed record on the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail, besting the previous record by almost a week, in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking-the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and the 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail-and has backpacked over 15,000 miles...
Title:Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering The Art Of The Thru-hikeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.23 × 7.46 × 0.84 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Falcon GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1493028723

ISBN - 13:9781493028726

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Editorial Reviews

Every so often a book comes along, finds broad acceptance, and becomes the bible of a sport.  This book is destined to rise to that position among long-trail hiking guides.  Authored by Liz Thomas who has hiked the big three-Appalachian, Continental Divide and Pacific Crest-this comprehensive work is literally brimming full of practical advice for backpackers planning to spend weeks on the trail.  In addition to Thomas's fine writing, sidebars written by other experienced hikers offer alternative ideas and strategies.  If you have a hankering to go on a long hike, there's no question about it.  This is the one book that you'll want to read before you go.