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Mud, Sweat and Tears - an Irish Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery by Moire O'Sullivan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In July 2008, Moire O'Sullivan made a solo attempt of the Wicklow Round, a gruelling run spanning 100 kilometres over 26 of Ireland’s remotest mountains. Mud, Sweat and Tears tells one woman’s story about her passion for mountain running, a passion that has brought her to the heights of some of Ireland’s most impressive mountains and to the depths of her own human limitations.
Under the Laughter of Eagles by Michael McQuaid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(5.00 from 3 reviews)
True stories of some of the Wildlife and Navy people I served with during my tour of duty while stationed on Adak, Alaska. Viewed from a sometimes sideways sense of humor.
Get Off the Couch with Joan by Joan H. Young
Series: Get Off the Couch, Book 1. Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ten essays, most were previously published as newspaper columns, chronicling two years of hikes on the North Country Trail by the author. "Young has an easy, breezy way of writing that makes reading both pleasurable and informative." - Big Rapids (MI) Pioneer (txt version not recommended, as the photos are a big part of the experience)
Backcountry Trail Pics by Darin Letzring
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the past ten years, I've seen some really great scenery in the backcountry of the national parks and wilderness areas in the western United States. This book is meant to be a "quick read" in that it should only take 10-15 minutes to view, but I hope these pictures last alot longer than that in your mind. You might also want to keep it handy to review when you get sick and tired of the office.
Circling the City: Take a Hike Around Boulder, Colorado by Brock Media
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(5.00 from 1 review)
Tour Boulder’s wild side by hiking all the way around the city on this unique eight-part trek through prairies, riparian districts, and, of course, the foothills. Experience abundant wildflowers, acres of grasslands, the chirping antics of prairie dogs — all while enjoying some rare solitude in lesser-known open-space parcels.
Waterfalls & Lava Floes by Mark Finnemore
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(5.00 from 1 review)
Warning - going further is not recommended! Do not approach the volcano! But we could see a steaming cloud up ahead, promising views of molten lava. We looked right and noticed sulfuric fumes billowing up, bringing back warnings of “don’t get surrounded by lava”. As I looked left, I heard a yelp of surprise. Looking back – and then down – I found Paul hip-deep in pumice.
John Muir Trail 56 Days of Crazy Adventure by Dave Spivey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(5.00 from 1 review)
In June of 1984 with limited hiking skills, everyday is a learning experience. The wilderness is the classroom, and nature is the teacher. The journey began as a summer trail challenge but, ends up being a life changing experience. This is a John Muir Trail journal recounting the adventures and events of a 56 day, 221 mile, solo backpacking trip along California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain range.
Extreme Trekking by Vladimir Lancheres
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The book is about extreme altitude trekking, an activity that can easily be underestimated by the novice. It addresses preparation, provides unique technical information, and explains why Aconcagua is a greater challenge than it may appear to be. The story is a personal experience on the mountain with 10 other trekkers from around the world. Only 3 reached the summit but not without incident.
Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(4.00 from 1 review)
This is not a book about rambling in Ireland. It tells the tale of one particular walking trip and the memories and musings it inspired. Exploring the West of Ireland is a time for meditation, spiritual reflection and strengthening the bonds of life. More practically the ability to read a map might have proved helpful.