book review

Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of The Appalachian Forest, A Search For Roots and Renewal by Chris Bolgiano (Stackpole Books, 1988, 280 pages) Anyone backpacking the Appalachian Trail between Springer Mountain and the

May 25, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Book Review: Andrew Skurka’s Gear Guide: Second Edition

Book Review: Andrew Skurka’s Gear Guide: Second Edition

Disclosure: the following book was donated for the purpose of this review.  In a world where every budding long distance hiker has their own social media channel soliciting "expert" backpacking

Apr 8, 2017 : Caet Cash
Book Review: “Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple”

Book Review: “Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple”

I was also impressed that all the ingredients could be packed into a one quart zip lock freezer bag. When it came time to prepare my dinner, all I had...

Feb 9, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Review of “Backpacking with the Saints”

Review of “Backpacking with the Saints”

Defining Spirit(uality), a reflection from the perspective of a Certified Yoga Instructor. Julianne Roth posted a nice piece about hiking as spiritual endeavor that she

Nov 23, 2016 : John Edward Harris
Benton MacKaye: Reviewing an Unconventional American Life

Benton MacKaye: Reviewing an Unconventional American Life

Reviewing "The two continued to follow parallel paths by attending Harvard University and delving into writing, activism and hiking in New England. He wrote Benton MacKaye: Conservationist, Planner

Oct 27, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Book Review: Where’s the Next Shelter?

Book Review: Where’s the Next Shelter?

There were several times when reading Gary Sizer's  "Where's the Next Shelter?" provides the first-hand experiences of Gary "Green Giant" Sizer as he encounters multiple hurdles on the path to

Jun 12, 2016 : Jordan Bowman
How To Walk: A Book Review

How To Walk: A Book Review

My reasons for hiking the Appalachian Trail lean more towards self-discovery, mindfulness, and meditation. In order to set a foundation for a mindful and meditative thru-hike, I've been reading many

Feb 1, 2016 : Zoë Symon
Book Review: “Lost on the Appalachian Trail”

Book Review: “Lost on the Appalachian Trail”

Dec 19, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin
Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart: A Book Review

Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart: A Book Review

Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart: A Book Review I first stumbled upon Carrot Quinn’s book while I was attempting my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. I must’ve been...

Nov 24, 2015 : Marietta
Review: “Thru, An Appalachian Trail Love Story”

Review: “Thru, An Appalachian Trail Love Story”

I love to hike. Obviously: I hiked to my wedding last year, every weekend I'm out on 20+ mile overnights, my purse is actually a day pack that has all...

Oct 5, 2015 : High Five