“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” is one of the #1 best seller American non-fiction travel novels. Written by Cheryl Strayed, this suspense plot takes us back to when she is 22 years old in the wake of her mother’s death in a time of desperation and family breakdown. With everything lost, she impulsively decides to go on a hiking journey, with no training or experience – all by herself. A truly engaging piece!
Expect to love “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America” by Bill Bryson, author that has successfully shared his travel memoirs into engaging humorous travel books. Whether you are a hiker or just a compromised mind-adventurer, or nature reader, you will certainly relate to this piece, considered to be one of the best works by Bill. In it, he delivers a laugh-out-loud choice to take anywhere, with an introspective feeling and educational information. An enjoyable writing piece, no doubt!
Whether you are a beginner or hiking pro, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking” makes a handy true gem either if it is to learn or to reaffirm already known information. For any type of case, this book is filled with thorough information that might be unknown to you, such as first aid instructions, camping overnight or expanding your skills, it makes it a must-read book that people with different levels can benefit from
“AWOL on the Appalachian Trail” is a 5 star piece written by David Miller filled with descriptive vivid details and the captivating scenery of a challenging hiking adventure in more than 300 pages, that whether you are a long-time hiking practitioner, planning a hiking expedition or just love nature travel books, this is your choice. It is a good reading option for moments of solitude to feed your brain and travel with your mind into an engaging sense-enhancer story.
Undeniably one of the best hiking books available ever, either if you are a long-time pro hiker or a beginner, “Backpacker’s Field Manual, Revised and Updated”, is a comprehensive guide written by Rick Curtis, is the book you want to hold on to on your wild adventures. A black-and-white illustration guide to plan your trip, equip yourself, know about nutrition, first aid information, weather forecast, tree identification, navigation, safety, how not to leave a trace and more useful information detailed enough to be your handy pick.
“Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail” is a life-changing story that features hiking breathtaking wild sceneries and humorous writing by Paul Stutzman. The plot has ups and downs and after his wife is taken away by cancer, his life becomes a series of emptiness, guilt and sorrow. Then, he decides to go on the 2,176-mile Appalachian Trail hike to try to renew his sense of purpose that’ll engage you from page one.
This book is a real gem hopefully every hiker acquires. The “America’s Great Hiking Trails” written by well-known hiking writer Karen Berger in collaboration with all-time hiking photographer Bart Smith, who truly projected Bart’s words into photographs that speak for themselves. It was published in 2014, containing hidden dazzling treasures of the 11 official American long distance trails like famous Appalachian, Ice Age, Potomac, Pacific Crest among others. A definite must-have piece for nature, photography and hiking lovers!
It can be hard to decide among some truly beautiful explorable places, but “Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die” is a helpful guide to launch into a world of possibilities, with shared suggestions by some of the best expedition experts that will no doubt give you enough inspiration on what type of trip you want to make. Breathtaking images from village to coast and rivers to mountains that will proportion marvelous different ideas and motivation!
Surely “The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide” is the perfect ready-to-hit-the-trail book that contains complete information that for some could be familiar, but to others might be a helpful how-to book, that even the most experienced hikers could benefit from. It is written by adventurer long-distance hiker, Andrew Skurka where he shares a variety of methods with pros and cons, how to choose campsite and the ideal gear for the ultimate hiking or camping trip, etc. A must-read one!