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Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of America’s most revered resources, a project of near-mythic proportions combining rugged natural beauty and human determination. But few know the story behind the creation of the world’s longest hiking-only trail. The proposal could have died in the pages of a journal had it not been for the efforts of many people―including two, in particular: Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery. While the two men shared a common goal, their vastly different personalities meant it was only a matter of time before these sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries had a falling out. Read more…

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A Hike in the Woods

A complete guide to choosing gear and clothing for day hiking including: * How to choose hiking boots, day packs and performance clothing for staying dry and comfortable on the trail * Tips for navigating and what to do if you lose your way * Tips for hiking safely * Creating a first aid kit for day hikes This handy book is packed with tips you’ll appreciate, whether you’re hiking with another hiking buddy or a whole family. Read more…