Long-Distance Hiking: Lessons from the Appalachian Trail

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 1, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Blending sage advice with personal experiences and anecdotes, this unconventional book is an unusually thoughtful account of long-distance trekking on the Appalachian Trail. Mueser draws upon interviews and questionnaire data gathered from over 100 long distance hikers hoofing it through the Applachian Mountains.

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User Review  - Hannah - Goodreads

this book has lots of useful in formation for anyone who is planning a thru-hike. The only downside is that it was written over twenty years ago so it is a little out of date. Read full review

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User Review  - Mackenzie Dickson - Goodreads

Love the stats and hard figures. How about Mueser does another one for hikers in this century? I'd love to see more recent data. Read full review

Contents

The Thruhiking Tradition
1
Why Thruhike?
6
Who Hikes with Whom
14
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Proving that no sacrifice is too great in the name of science, avid hiker Roland Mueser once devised a controlled experiment and carried it out during blackfly season in the woods and swamps near his New Jersey home: He ran a 4-mile course through the woods wearing DEET repellent on alternate days, and tallied the number of bites sustained during each run.

Roland is the author of several books, and his articles have appeared in Appalachia, the Colorado Mountain Club magazine T&T, and other outdoor journals. A retired physicist, Roland is a former member of the engineering research faculty at Harvard University and Pennsylvania State University and was a research scientist for Bell Laboratories. After retiring, he thru-hiked the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail in 1989.

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