Skywalker Book Recommendation

This was a super quick read (one day) and it was pretty interesting. He provides background information about the AT and a little history. I would have liked more commentary on the places/people he encountered. A more in depth ending would also have been nice. Overall, it makes me want to hop outside and take a hike. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation on Goodreads.com Indeed, it was meant to be a page-turner and quick read. But my fondest hope...

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Snow Levels on the John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail

We have the latest field data regarding this years snow pack as of April 1st. Tuolumne River 171% Merced 172% San Joaquin 178% Kings 172% Kern 195% As of April 1st this is I believe, the 5th wettest (water equivalent) pack in recorded history but still far short of the record ~250% of 1983. The Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2011 obviously has its work cut out. I strongly recommend they consider wearing crampons. They are more user friendly than...

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Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

It’s gratifying that sales of Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, are finally beginning to reach their potential again. This irreverent narrative came out in 2008 and immediately sold well–approximately equal to sales of AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller (of course, we were both behind Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods). But then my publisher, Indigo Publishing, went broke. Orders on...

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Pacific Crest Trail Interest Grows

At the 25th annual Appalachian Trail Days Festival this weekend, there was great interest in the nation’s other great national scenic trail–the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Indeed, sales of Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail were double the sales of my Appalachian Trail book. This was in spite of it being an Appalachian Trail event. Also, the fine documentary–Six Million Steps– drew alot of great...

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