The Hike
Author : Don Shaw
Publisher : Random House
Release :2011-06-08
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781446447611
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Freddy, Phil and Don are three grumpy old men, travelling at various speeds in the slow lane of retirement, at a loss to understand the mad modern world around them. Their chosen method of escape from all this is a shared weekly hike in the Peak District, come gale, hail, snow or torrential rain. They pass the time bumping into colourful and eccentric locals, but their real passion is bickering among themselves. Not only about the right path to take, but also about where they're all going at the fag end of life. Phil likes to dash up hills trying to beat his personal best, while Freddy plots how to sabotage him - teasing him at leisure and asking deep and difficult questions. Stuck in the middle, Don's only ambition is to stop the squabbling getting out of hand long enough to find a nice pub for lunch. As warm as the wind is cold, as dry as the lashing rain is wet, The Hike is a hilarious tale of bum-warmers, crayfish-fanciers, East German Trabant enthusiasts, bodger philosophers, sticky ginger cake, gorgeous countryside and the subtle art of 'onedownmanship'.

The Hike
Author : Gwendolyn Robertson
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2011-12-09
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781450291910
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Five women set off into the Willamette National Forest in the Oregon Cascades, primed for a hiking trip filled with relaxation and breathtaking scenery. Lexi Reynolds, a happily married real estate mogul in the mood to celebrate, heads the show. With Lexi is her sister, Leni, from New York; her secretary, Susie, who’s about to get married; a friend, Sally, who hopes to clear her head in the mountain air; and Carol Lyn, who doesn’t want to be there at all. Lexi has no idea that earlier in the week her husband hired someone to kill her. In a dark bar, Bart Reynolds made a plan with the odious Freddie “The Ferret” Feretsky. Bart wants his wife dead by the time he’s back from an innocent trip to Vegas, but he pays the Ferret to knock off Lexi—no one else. Bart has no idea that he’s hired a monster that will stop at nothing to fulfill a constant lust for human blood. What began as a peaceful romp through the quiet wilderness is about to turn into a fight to survive for five women who never saw it coming. The Ferret is on their trail, but he may have gotten in over his head. If they survive, this hike may take them all into the mouth of madness.

The Hike
Author : Alison Farrell
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release :2019-10-08
Total pages :56
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781452179278
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With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.

The Hike
Author : Drew Magary
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2016-08-02
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780399563867
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“The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org “A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hike
Author : Danise C. DiStasi,J. Ford Taylor
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release :2010-12-16
Total pages :212
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1439261431
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"Effective leadership starts on the inside. If you don't know and accept yourself for who you are, how can you encourage and help others to be their best? Read The Hike and learn this important lesson of forgiveness and personal growth, and in the process, improve your relationships with everyone whose lives you touch." - Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(r) and Lead with LUV Stuart has the perfect life. However, just below the crumbling facade, he is steeped in guilt and shame. His life is a disaster and is about to explode. His world unravels as the burden of living a double life becomes too heavy and out of the blue, the Board demands his resignation. The prospect of sharing the news of his unemployment with his wife is more than he can take and suicidal thoughts become entrenched in his mind. He decides the best thing to do is to end it all, but his friend Abe interrupts his disastrous scheme. Every year Abe and Stuart plan an adventurous weekend. This year they'll hike through a range of mountains Stuart has never experienced and he decides to use the adventure to find the perfect cliff for an "accidental" fall. Yet it is no accident that Stuart and Abe team up with other hikers who represent every constraint in Stuart's life: fear, pride, doubt, anger, and lust. Stuart's eyes are opened to leadership skills he's never seen or heard of before. Leaders learn how to address and remove personal and professional constraints in order to build healthy relationships. The results are ethical fortitude, increased productivity and profitability, and unending personal growth. Only then can Individuals be a continual positive influence in other people's lives. The Hike is life changing and reveals the missing link to transformational and successful leadershi

75 Hikes in Virginia Shenandoah National Park, 2nd Edition
Author : Russ Manning
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
Release :2000-03-31
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781594852893
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* 75 trails and 70 scenic overlooks in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park * Guidebook includes maps and hiking descriptions Shenandoah National Park lies along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Virginia, encompassing 196,000 acres, including 80,000 acres of federally designated wilderness. The trails in this thorough guidebook will take hikers along the peaks of the Blue Ridge, past waterfalls, and down into lush canyons. In addition to the detailed trail descriptions, you'll find information about park history, plants and animals, geology, and human history, plus some highlights of the 105-mile Skyline Drive.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Alabama
Author : Johnny Molloy
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release :2010-10-04
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781581578584
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A hike for every interest and ability! Alabama has so many great hikes to offer, including those in national and state parks and forests and in national wildlife refuges. In this book, the emphasis is on the most scenic destinations and unique places that help make Alabama so beautiful, like the rock formations of the Wall of Jericho, or the dunes of Bon Secour. Many hikes described here are off-the-beaten-path treks to lesser-known sites such as Needles Eye and Blue Spring; they show visitors the state’s wide range of beauty and biodiversity. Others take place at various spots along the Pinhoti Trail, the master path through Alabama’s mountains.

50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)
Author : Johnny Molloy
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release :2017-12-09
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781682681336
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Lace up your boots and explore the majestic mountains of Georgia Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He’ll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wilderness in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River. In a region with an incredible wealth of hiking options, Molloy outlines 50 of the most worthwhile trails, providing options for day, overnight, and multi-day hikes for explorers of every experience level. In this beautiful and fully updated third edition of 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.

Best Hikes Anchorage
Author : John Tyson
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2019-04-01
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781493034352
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Best Hikes Anchorage covers many of the best and most popular hiking trails in and around Anchorage, including the nearly 500,000 acres of Alaska's Chugach State Park.

Best Short Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks
Author : Gisela Rohde,Jerry Rohde
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
Release :2005-01-12
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781594851476
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* More than 60 short hikes in the Redwoods -- from half-hour to half-day -- with camping and park facilities information * Handy quick-guide for selecting hikes by difficulty, mileage and features (flowers, water, views, etc.) * Little-known Redwood Park gems as well as world-famous Founders Grove and Fern Canyon trails A stand of towering old-growth redwoods, where sounds are dampened to near silence, where only the dimmest rays of light penetrate...or are you looking for redwood hikes with beaches? Redwood hikes known for wildflowers? You'll find those, too, in this guide devoted to the best hikes in Redwood National Park and the state parks-Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith and Humbolt Redwoods State Parks. Most trailheads are adjacent to paved roads, accessible within five miles of Pacific Coast Highway 101. This guidebook includes many short hikes off Avenue of the Giants and Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. It will take you to the Boy Scout Tree and to the Tallest Tree, a 367.8-foot skyscraper. But it also includes trails for solitude even at the height of the tourist season. Background information on redwood biology rounds out your experience.

101 Hikes in Southern California
Author : Jerry Schad,David Money Harris
Publisher : Wilderness Press
Release :2013-09-10
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780899977164
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Trek the diverse terrain of Southern California, from desert to beach to mountaintop, on an easy stroll or overnight adventure, with this ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. All trips have been rehiked for this update. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance. Each map now includes key GPS coordinates.

Best Hikes Near Nashville
Author : Keith Stelter
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2011-03-01
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780762774845
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Here are thirty-six of the best hikes within an hour’s drive of metropolitan Nashville that explore a variety of natural areas in Antioch, Burns, Clarksville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day hike, or a longer trek, this guide offers plenty to choose from—including Long Hunter State Park, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Barfield Crescent Park, and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Each hike features: • Full-color photos • A brief route description • Thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included) • A trail map • At-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits Inside you’ll also find Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg
Author : Matt Willen
Publisher : Menasha Ridge Press
Release :2011-01-24
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0897328043
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Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles:Harrisburg provides the first comprehensive hiking guide to the region. Each hike description features: Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility Information on the history and natural of history of the areas the hikes pass through A detailed trail map and elevation profile Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data Tips on nearby activities Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Harrisburg will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours,all within about an hour's drive of Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.

Day Hike! North Cascades, 3rd Edition
Author : Mike McQuaide
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release :2014-04-29
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781570618475
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Explore the North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington State’s scenic North Cascades using this guidebook to the 59 best day hikes in the region. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to extreme—giving newbie hikers or veterans with hundreds of miles on their boots the choices they want. The relaunch of this popular series now includes full-color photographs of every hike in addition to topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more.

It's Not about the Hike
Author : Nancy Sporborg
Publisher : Bauhan Pub
Release :2011
Total pages :351
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0872331423
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If it's not about the hike, then what is it about? It's about inspiration. It's about motivation. It's about how two fifty-something women took on an enormous challenge and met it with courage and conviction—and about how you can do the same, no matter what challenges you face. It's Not About the Hike tells the story of Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper, two non-hikers who decide to climb the sixty-seven highest mountains in New England. In the process, they discover inner reserves of strength, they take friendship to new heights, and they journey to the summits of mountains and into the depths of their beings. This collection of Sporborg's hike reports shows readers how to move out of their comfort zones and ride the “grace wave” toward their dreams.

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California
Author : John Soares,Marc Soares
Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
Release :2008-04-02
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1594852480
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.

One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome
Author : Rick Deutsch
Publisher : Wilderness Press
Release :2012-04-10
Total pages :128
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780899976969
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This is the only guide for hiking to the top of Half Dome - the signature landmark of Yosemite National Park, CA. It provides a history of the original Indian inhabitants of the area. The unique geological formations are explained. The focus of the book is to provide information on safe hiking practices to complete this extremely strenuous hike of 16-miles round trip that is climaxed by a harrowing 400 foot vertical ascent to the top of the 8,842 foot high granite monolith with the aid of a pair or steel cable banisters set at 45 degrees incline. Included is an extensive trail description with photos and narration of 16 points of interest. The author has completed this hike over 30 times and is a recognized expert source of information about the hike. This is not a topographic map intensive guide; rather it tells historical vignettes to interpret the hike so readers identify with events of the mid 1800's. He relates the story of the interaction of the Miwok and Mono Paiute Indians with the hordes of white invaders during California's Gold Rush. The reader is aware of how Yosemite developed after the white man's "discovery." The explanation of how odd geologic formations arose from ancient magma flows provides the reader with an understanding of what happened to the "missing part" of Half Dome. The full day hike up to the top of Half Dome is one of the most popular in the country. It is not easy. The book prepares the reader for the adventure with an extensive discussion of the equipment required, the training needed and a detailed "walk through" of the entire trail. Photographs and descriptions of salient features take the apprehension out of doing the hike. Sections with descriptions of 16-Points of Interest - waterfalls, historical areas, flora and fauna, drinking water sources and the actual cables provide readers with the "real deal" information to safely prepare for and complete this "bucket list" Adventure. Readers are given specific information on the gear needed. This includes a boots/foot care, use of hiking poles and a summary of water filter usage clothing selection and food suggestions.

Day Hike! Mount Rainier, 3rd Edition
Author : Ron C. Judd
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release :2014-04-29
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781570619243
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Discover the 51 best trails for day hiking around Mount Rainier National Park. This guidebook is the perfect companion for hikers wanting to explore the best views and destinations in and around the national park by day, and spend peaceful evenings at home. Each trail is rated, and range from easy to moderate to extreme, giving newbie hikers or veterans with hundreds of miles on their boots the choices they want. The relaunch of this popular series now includes full-color photographs of every hike in addition to topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more.

Best Hikes Near Columbus
Author : Johnny Molloy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2013-03-05
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780762793440
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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Columbus author Johnny Molloy details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the Columbus area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh
Author : Donna Ruff
Publisher : Menasha Ridge Press
Release :2006-05-10
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780897325912
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From a city of smokestacks to a city of culture, technology, and trees, Pittsburgh's revitalized city parks, abundant state parks, tranquil state forests, and enhanced riverfronts offer endless opportunities to hike and explore. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh has something for explorers of every ability and interest. Diverse hikes include Frick Park, which can be combined with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center (free); Ohiopyle State Park, with views of the beautiful Youghiogheny River and Cucumber Falls; Beechwood Farms, where kids and adults can opt to participate in nature programs and walks; and Mt. Davis Natural Area, where hikers can stand on the highest point in Pennsylvania. History buffs will love Bushy Run and its museum and other historical site/hike combinations. Those seeking solitude will relish time spent walking in lovely Todd Sanctuary or one of the scenic and tranquil destinations of Forbes State Forest. Beautiful river, lake, waterfall, mountain, wildflower, and historical walks are all in your backyard. From the city's riverbanks to the Laurel Highland mountains of the south and southwest to the lakes and meadows of the north and northwest, every hiker will find trails to their liking in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh.