For the other book lovers out there.
Books I read before hitting the AT.
While all these books were not necessarily about a thru-hike, all were helpful in some way, shape, or form to me.
- Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the art of the thru hike by Liz Thomas
- A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
- Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail by Zach Davis
- Where’s the Next Shelter by Gary Sizer
- Awol on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller
- As Far as the Eye Can See: Reflections of an Appalachian Trail Hiker by David Brill
(Not gonna lie, the three Appalachian Trail books above, I read one after another, so they kind of blended into one for me)
- How to Walk Across America: And Not be an A**hole by Tyler Coulson
- Tracks by Robyn Davidson
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Build the Perfect Survival Kit by John McCann (A bit of a joke gift from my boyfriend)
- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
- God’s Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre by Richard Grant
- Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman
Currently in the process of reading, but probably won’t be able to finish before starting.
- Thru and Back Again by Luke Jordan
- National Geographic The Ultimate hiker’s gear guide by Andrew Skurka
Books on my to-read list and always looking for more!
- Thru Hiking will Break your Heart by Carrot Quinn
- Life on Foot: A Walk Across America by Nate Damm
- Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman’s Journey by Jennifer Hanson
- Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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Love your list! Many of them are my faves.