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Appalachian Trail Sees Record Numbers in Wake of Bill Bryson Film

Posted by on July 20, 2016 in Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

The gold standard has always been 2,000 thru-hikers wannabe’s a year. But that has changed and the number is closer to 3,000 this year. Of course, only about 20 or 25 % of them will make it all the way to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine. Nonetheless, it’s great news. Short of loss of life or serious bodily injury, a thru-hike attempt inevitably becomes a highlight of a person’s life. It is a shout of freedom that few people get in our hyper-modernized, electronic society. Bill Walker is the author of the Skywalker hiking...

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Amazon Prime Members Can Upload Skywalker Hiking Books For Free

Posted by on April 2, 2015 in 'Getting High--The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal', Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

Amazon Prime customers. Now available for free on Amazon Kindle: The popular Skywalker hiking books by 7-foot tall, Bill Walker. 1. Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trai 2.Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail 3. The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago 4. Getting High–The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal 5. Tall Tales–The Great Talisman of Height

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Skywalker Pacific Crest Trail Audiotape Available on Audible.com

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in 'Getting High--The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal', Amazon Kindle, audible.com, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

The audiotape for Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail is available on www.audible.com Audible members can upload it for free. The recording is done by the author himself, Bill Walker (Skywalker) The book is also available Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31, for free upload on Amazon Kindle. Bill Walker is the author of several popular hiking books including Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago, and Getting High–The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

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Skywalker Appalachian Trail Book Kindle #1 Rating

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Books by Bill Walker | 0 comments

Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, an account of 7-foot tall Bill Walker’s (Skywalker) thru-hike of the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail, now has a Kindle #1 rating in non-fiction, sports, outdoors, nature, and hiking.

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Backpacker Magazine Article Lists Eleven Key Tips for Female Hikers

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Books by Bill Walker | 0 comments

http://www.backpacker.com/skills/11-key-tips-for-female-thru-hikers/#bp=0/img1 The above is a link to a Backpacker Magazine article listing eleven key tips for female hikers. Well I’m not a female hiker. But I do meet and counsel many aspiring female hikers. And these tips sound spot on. Perhaps my favorite would be the advice to “Be pragmatic, but not wary.” Yes, obviously women have to be a bit more pragmatic on the trail. It is great that they can hitchhike to town for resupply so easily; but it always must be remembered...

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Skywalker Hiking Books–Free Amazon Kindle For KDP Select Members

Posted by on March 2, 2015 in 'Getting High--The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal', free Amazon Kindle, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

Bill Walker, author of the Skywalker hiking books, offers his books for free upload on Amazon Kindle for KDP Select members. These books include Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago, and Getting High–The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

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Free Amazon Kindle Upload of ‘The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago’ This Weekend

Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Books on El Camino de Santiago, free Amazon Kindle | 0 comments

Bill Walker, author of the Skywalker hiking books on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Camino de Santiago, is offering a free upload on Amazon Kindle of his popular travel narrative, The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago on Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th.

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Movie ‘Wild’ Helping Sales of Pacific Crest Trail Books

Posted by on February 2, 2015 in pacific crest trail books, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, and written by Cheryl Strayed, has sharply ratcheted up interest in the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, running from Mexico to Canada. While some may view this with alarm, I feel just the opposite. The population of hikers would have to practically dectuple before it reached the Appalachian Trail level of density. And I vividly remember long stretches of complete, eerie solitude. It’s all to the good. The more the better. Bill Walker is the author of Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific...

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Pacific Crest Trail Offers Extremes in Both Weather and Terrain

Posted by on December 23, 2014 in Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail | 0 comments

“The Appalachian Trail is more difficult step-for-step, but the Pacific Crest Trail offers greater extremes.” That is the conventional wisdom. And unlike conventional wisdom on Wall Street, hiking community conventional wisdom is often correct. Indeed the PCT traverses 703 miles of desert before even entering the ‘High Sierra’. While not actually on the PCT most thru-hikers do attempt to go up Mount. Whitney, the highest point in the Lower 48 at 14,480 feet. Thru-hikers camp out above 10,000 feet for several nights in...

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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve: a haven for hikers

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Books by Bill Walker | 0 comments

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve: a haven for hikers Situated in the Little San Bernardino Mountains is a treasure called Big Morongo Canyon. The canyon is high in natural diversity due to it being in the middle of Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Big Morongo Canyon’s desert oasis, which is recognized as one of the most important avian habitats in California by the Audubon Society, is home to Cottonwood and Willow Riparian. The Big Morongo Canyon has numerous trails for hikers to enjoy. The Preserve is open every day from 7:30 in the morning until...

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