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The Appalachian Trail reader

Author: David Emblidge
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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A collection of trail diaries, poems, and essays by well-known writers such as Henry David Thoreau, James Dickey, Aldo Leopold, James MacGregor Burns, Richard Wilbur, and many not so well-known people.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Appalachian Trail reader.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604536675
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Emblidge
ISBN: 0195100913 9780195100914 0195100905 9780195100907
OCLC Number: 34078336
Description: xvii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Map: The Appalachian Trail --
Walking / Henry David Thoreau --
The Joy of Walking / Donald Culross Peattie --
The Explorers: From DeSoto to Kephart / Thomas Connelley --
The Appalachians: Their Rise and Fall / Ferdinand Lane --
A Special Dignity in Naming / Ann Sutton and Myron Sutton --
American Ideas of Wilderness / Gerald Lowrey, Jr. --
Wilderness and the Geography of Hope / Wallace Stegner --
The Ethical Sequence / Aldo Leopold --
The Adventurers / Ann Sutton and Myron Sutton --
An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning / Benton MacKaye --
The Attractions and Rewards of Trail Making / Nathaniel Goodrich --
The Evolution of Trails / Michael Frome --
On the Trail's Founding Fathers / Guy Waterman and Laura Waterman --
Backpackers / Miles Jebb --
A Breed Apart: Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers / Michael Lanza --
Map: The Appalachian Trail in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee --
Springer Mountain / James Dickey --
Weight and How Far Can I Expect to Walk in a Day? / Colin Fletcher --
Trail Diary, 1948 / Earl Shaffer --
Trail Diary, 1974 / Bruce Otto --
Forecasting Weather / Eliot Wiggenton --
Difficulties and Dangers along the Trail / Larry Luxenberg --
Georgia --
78 Miles / Steve Sherman and Julia Older --
Fear / David Brill --
Springer Mountain Trail Register Notes --
Genius of the Species / Michael Frome --
The Wicked Witch of Nantahala / Randy Russell and Janet Barnett --
Gregory Bald / Ann Sutton and Myron Sutton --
The Botanical Garden / Charles Konopa. Most Gay and Brilliant Flowering Shrub / William Bartram --
Letter to Smoky Mountains Hiking Club / Benton MacKaye --
Trail Diary, 1990 / Linda Tatsapaugh --
Trail Diary, 1993 / Suzie Rosenblith --
Trail Diary, 1984 / Catherine Eich --
Trail Diary, 1976 / Claude Leineke --
One Leg in Carolina, the Other in Tennessee / William O. Douglas --
Walking North / Mic Lowther --
A Haint / Ray Hicks --
Zenith's Tulip Tree / Jerome Doolittle --
It Rises Again / Edwin Way Teale --
Map: The Appalachian Trail in Virginia, West Virginia --
A Notice of Its Mountains and The Natural Bridge / Thomas Jefferson --
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and the Issue of a Skyline Drive / David Bates --
Shenandoah Removals / Charles Perdue and Nancy Perdue --
Trail Days in Damascus / Karen Berger --
The Doctrine of Signatures and The 'Sang Diggers / Roderick Peattie --
First Aid in the Woods / Frederick Cotton and Ralph Larrabee --
Trail Diary, 1984 / Bob Barker --
Trail Diary, 1981 / Cindy Ross --
Bringing the Trail's Lessons Back to Life / Scott Huler --
An Act to Establish and National Trails System / Congress of the United States --
Maildrops / Christopher Whalen --
Grandma Gatewood: A Legend along the Appalachian Trail / James Hare --
Trail Diary, 1990 / Jeff Walker --
O, Appalachia! / Harry Caudill --
Like Walking on a Carpet / Ann Sutton and Myron Sutton --
Map: The Appalachian Trail in Maryland, Pennsylvania --
The Potomac, the Shenandoah, and Jefferson Rock / Paula Strain. Castanea: A Ghost Flowering in the Woods / Scott Weidensaul --
Geology of the Delaware Water Gap / J. Peter Wilshusen --
Trail Diary, 1990 / Richard Turner and Robert Turner --
It's Too Damned Hot / Steve Sherman and Julia Older --
Why Everyone Should Know the Ferns / Herbert Durand --
From "Song of the Open Road" / Walt Whitman --
The Bear Mountain Bridge / Margaret Keating --
Mountain Laurel / Jesse Benedix --
Barring of Harriman Section Threatened / New York-New Jersey Trail Conference --
Trail Diary, 1976 / Barton Brown --
Trail Diary, 1984 / Ellen Coletti --
Trail Diary, 1978 / Richard Satterlie --
Map: The Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont --
An Appalachian Trail Wedding / Ronald Fisher --
The Bog / Hal Borland --
Mother Earth / Odell Shepard --
Letter to Benton MacKaye / Walter Pritchard Eaton --
Outdoor Culture / Benton MacKaye --
Shays's Rebellion / James MacGregor Burns --
Berkshire Country Trail Register Notes --
Hiking beside an Eerie Presence / David Emblidge --
From "A Wall in the Woods: Cummington" / Richard Wilbur --
On Genevieve Hutchinson / Ronald Fisher --
To Greylock's Most Excellent Majesty / Herman Melville --
Alone on Greylock's Summit / Henry David Thoreau --
Corn Legend / William Haviland and Marjory Power --
From "The Bear" / Robert Frost --
The Tree and the Forest / Michael Frome --
What I Really Saw / David Appell --
Map: The Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, Maine --
Alpine Summits / Maurice Brooks. Lichens and Mosses / Jean Langenheim --
The Crawfords of Crawford Notch / Guy Waterman and Laura Waterman --
Miss M. F. Whitman's Climb through Tuckerman Ravine / Robert Manning --
An Old Hutman Reminisces / Joseph Dodge --
Packs and Packboards / John White --
Wartime Maintenance in the Appalachian Mountains / Arthur Harris, Jr. --
Will They Believe It? 231 MPH! / William Lowell Putnam --
Hypothermia on Mt. Jefferson / Eugene Daniell --
Your Knees Aren't Your Problem / Paul Hemphill --
The Final Climb of the AT / V. Collins Chew --
Afoot along the Two-Thousand Mile Appalachian Trail / Myron Avery --
Trail Diary, 1939 / Kathryn Fulkerson --
Greatest Mountain / Percival Baxter --
Running for the Record / David Horton --
Crossing the Kennebec / Raymond Baker --
Trail Diary, 1990 / Bill Irwin --
Of Chaos and Old Night / Henry David Thoreau --
Answers / Steve Sherman and Julia Older --
Mt. Katahdin Trail Register Notes --
When You Come to Where the Trail Ends / Justin Askins --
The Peace of Wild Things / Wendell Berry.
Responsibility: edited by David Emblidge.
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The Appalachian Trail is the longest continuous footpath in the world. Each year, more than 3,000,000 visitors enjoy the diverse scenery and cultures of the trail. This introduction collects stories,  Read more...

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"The collection contributes valuable information about the trail, the need to protect it, and helpful hints about hiking."--Library Journal

 
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