Free Amazon Kindle Promotion for ‘Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail’

      Bill Walker, author of the Skywalker hiking book series, will be offering¬†a free upload on Amazon Kindle devices, as well as other handheld devices, this weekend, May 31 and June 1st, of his popular PCT narrative, Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail. This is the story of his 2009 thru-hike of the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail in which the 6’11” former commodities broker lost 43 pounds. He...

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Skywalker Pacific Crest Trail Book–“A Well-Told Tale”

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2YMND3ZT5J323/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B004HZXYX4 Thank you for this kind review. I’ve learned to be thick-skinned about book reviews, especially in the Amazon era. For while most of my book reviews have been positive, you occasionally get the horrible review. That’s fair enough. Heck, the reader has a million options on Amazon alone to choose from, so they can be forgiven for being demanding....

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Low Snow Year in ‘High Sierra’ Affects Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Calculus

iof”Be finished by October 1st,” they told us at the annual Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff. “Anything after that is borrowed time.” That, folks, is good advice. I know. I was still racing north in early October, 2009, down 40 pounds and worried about either getting badly lost or caught in a bad snowstorm. Fortunately neither happened (both happened plenty of times before that last week), and I was able to arrive at Manning...

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Skywalker “Most Realistic” of the Appalachian Trail Books

“This is the most realistic look at the tough slog that is an Appalachian trail thru-hike,” a recent book reviewer wrote on Amazon.com. Those words were music to my ears. For that is the exact purpose I had upon setting out to thru-hike the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail, which runs 14 states from Springer Mountain in north Georgia to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine in 2005 despite never having even spent a single night outdoors. My...

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Free Amazon Kindle Upload of ‘Tall Tales–The Great Talisman of Height’ by SkyWalker

Bill Walker, author of the popular Skywalker hiking series on the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, will be having a free Amazon Kindle upload Friday, May 23d of his recently published non-fiction book,¬†Tall Tales–The Great Talisman of Height. Walker, who is just shy of 7-feet tall, tells strange tales of being rejected by the U.S. Army for his height, suffering rejection by horrified members of the opposite sex, and the bizarre...

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