Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking

Walking Coast to Coast: Then and Now
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,710. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
The Coast to Coast Walk between St Bees and Robin Hood's Bay is a classic in terms of scenery and heritage. Despite the route falling prey, in some respects, to convenience and complacency, David Butterworth re-captures an imagination of what this famous hike was designed to achieve - simplicity, meaning and independence
Desert Spring - Learning to Love and Preserve Wild Arizona
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: American English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
This is a colorful first-hand account of one person's journey from a New Jersey-Manhattan commuter to a desert trekker and then advocate for one of Arizona's most successful land preservation programs. The story includes evocative narrative about the author’s many desert adventures, as well as the hard-fought battles involved in the preservation of natural areas threatened by development.
Tales from the Trails
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,880. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
T. Duren Jones gets out into the wilderness as often as possible—camping, fishing, hiking, desert trail trekking and “bagging” peaks—and does he have stories to tell! He’s hiked hundreds of trails, completed the nearly 500 miles of the Colorado Trail, and has summited all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-ft. peaks. He loves the outdoors—and check-off lists. He’s kinda crazy that way.
The Hiker's Field Manual: A Complete Guide to Hiking
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
The Hiker's Field Manual is designed as a smart guide for hikers and backpackers alike. The manual is useful to help navigate, learn about hiking equipment, how to forecast the weather without expensive technology, and keeping oneself comfortable when on a trail in any location.
Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway” is the only complete guide to the parks’ great day hiking trails. With one tap of the screen, you can: >>Plan days of fun family-friendly activities >>Learn which trails lead to great vistas, swimming beaches, and wildlife sightings >>Discover historical and geological wonders >>Find directions, entrance fees, and more!
A Long Walk in the Alps - the Eiger to the Matterhorn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
A Long Walk in the Alps recounts a hike through the mountains of Switzerland from Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland to Zermatt in the Valais. In this real life adventure, the author sets out along the path known as the Eiger Trail with the aim of reaching the mountain town of Zermatt beneath the far off Matterhorn but the journey is almost over in its early days...
Castle Walks in Monmouthshire
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Wales is famed for its castles, which are rivalled only by the stunning landscapes in which they stand. All twelve walks in this book start at, or close to, one of Monmouthshire's magnificent castles, fortresses like Chepstow, Raglan, Skenfrith and White. Walks range from 5.6 miles (9.1 km) to 12.3 miles (19.7 km) and each offers an exciting introduction to the area's history and natural beauty.
John Muir Trail 56 Days of Crazy Adventure
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: 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.
Rambling Man Walks The North Downs Way: Following the pilgrims from Farnham to Dover
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Andrew Bowden was unemployed and getting tired. Tired of looking for jobs. Tired of thinking about what to say for interviews. Tired of visiting the Job Centre to justify why they should give him some money. Tired of sitting in front of the computer all day waiting for that elusive offer of gainful employment to appear. Tired. So very tired. So he went for a walk on the North Downs Way.
Best Hiking in Southwest Colorado around Ouray, Telluride and Silverton
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
An opinionated guide to the best hikes in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado around three great base camps; Ouray, Telluride and Silverton. The hikes range from 6 to 12.5 miles per day. The guide describes the base camps, identifying local service, nearby attractions and non-hiking day activities. Trails include detailed descriptions, ratings, elevation profiles, maps and photos.
Under the Laughter of Eagles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(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.
Tigers and Tamangs: How not to do a Nepalese adventure travel reconnaissance
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Mark Horrell sets off on an adventure travel reconnaissance with his friends who own a Nepalese trekking agency. On a desperate crusade to see a tiger in Bardia National Park they experience a bizarre set of escapades involving the Nepalese Army, a tame rhino and a surreal rafting trip. After visiting the birthplace of Buddha they are then terrorised by leeches on a monsoon trek.
Yakking with the Thunder Dragon: Walking Bhutan's epic Snowman Trek
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 9. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,050. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
More people have climbed Everest than completed the Snowman Trek. Mark Horrell sets out to walk the famous long-distance trail in the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where economic welfare is measured not in Gross Domestic Product, but a commodity known as Gross National Happiness. Along the way he encounters feisty yaks and dramatic mountain landscapes. This is his travel diary.
Walking with the Last Prince: Following Owain on the Glyndwr's Way
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: British English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
April 2011 and the United Kingdom was in royal wedding fever. But for Andrew Bowden the idea of getting out of London and heading off on a good long walk was a much more appealing idea. So he headed off to the peace and tranquillity of mid Wales to walk the Glyndŵr's Way; a trail dedicated to one Owain Glyndŵr. Who? Oh, only the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales.
The View From The Top Of Japan: My 2-Decade-Long Quest To Scale The Nation’s 25 Highest Peaks
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Within 4 months of arriving in Japan over 21 years ago, Gary J. Wolff was standing atop Fuji-san, the nation’s highest peak. During the next 2 decades, Gary climbed all of the 29 highest mountains in Japan and 38 of the tallest 50. In this eBook, Gary shares details about Japan’s highest mountains including pics, maps, trail descriptions, and other info based upon his many exciting climbing trips.
Ramblings in Ireland
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
(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.
Bushwhack: A Serial Story of Off-Trail Hiking & Camping in the Pacific Northwest Wilderness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Three women, six men, and one dog, set out on a good-intentioned, multi-day, off-trail hiking adventure. Laughing, joking, even flirting with each other, it all starts out so well. Until... well, you'll have to read it to find out. To experience this book as intended, as a serial story, please read only one chapter per day, if you can resist the temptation.
Contour Lines: On the Path to a Thousand Mountains
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Price: $4.70 USD. Words: 75,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mick Harney returns with more unique perspectives on fell and hill walking in Scotland and the English Lake District. He offers a fresh crop of new and compelling insights, including many detailed descriptions of individual mountains, the paths we take to them, and what they reveal to and about us.
Points of Contact: On the Practice, Philosophy, and Pleasures of Fell Walking
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Price: $4.70 USD. Words: 59,530. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Are you passionate about walking and climbing, perhaps in areas such as Scotland and the English Lake District? Or do you simply have a curiosity about those activities and those places? Points of Contact is the book for you. Knitting geology, history, and meteorology into an illuminating exploration of the world of fell and hill walking, it is by turns descriptive, humorous, and poetic.
Extreme Trekking
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: 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.