Take a Hike!

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About the author:
Tim Hewitt lived in Maine when he undertook this journey of a lifetime, and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail under the trail name Paddler in 1999.

A software engineer and engineering manager by trade, Tim's love of the outdoors has kept him in the woods, fields and streams all of his life.

After spending nearly six years living in Malaysia, he currently lives in North Carolina, and enjoys getting out into the mountains as much as possible when he is not writing.

Take a Hike!

A long walk on the Appalachian Trail

Authored by Tim Hewitt
Contributions by David Hewitt
Cover design or artwork by Jeanine Henning
Edited by Kelly Hartigan
Edition: 1

Take a Hike! is the story of one man's journey on the 2167 mile long Appalachian Trail. Tim Hewitt, whose trail name was Paddler, talks about trip planning and preparation and shares with you his daily journal for his six month adventure.

He is joined on the trip by his thirteen year old son David for five weeks in the summer. David's journal and perspective are also included.

This book is not intended to be an all-inclusive planning guide for your Appalachian Trail thru-hike, but it does contain information that the author believes will help you to plan and succeed in your own long distance hiking adventure.

Bonus chapters bring you a sample of Tim's creative writing talent as well, as he introduces you to the mythology of the Cherokee Ugalu, and the Penobscot Pamola, two spirit-beasts that haunt the Appalachian Mountains. These short stories are also available in the stand-alone book; Appalachian Trail Myths: The Ugalu & Pamola.

Publication Date:
1540312097 / 9781540312099
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Hiking

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