Backpacking Reading List

APPALACHIAN TRAIL REFERENCE
Appalachian Trail Data Book (2013)
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Companion 2013

BACKPACKING
The 2 Oz. Backpacker: A Problem Solving Manual for Use in the Wilds
Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Backpackin’ Book
Ultralight Backpacking Tips

APPALACHIAN TRAIL PLEASURE READING
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (MY FAVORITE & THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED ME TO HIKE THE AT!)
Hike Your Own Hike: 7 Lessons from Backpacking Across America by Francis Tapon (I’ve seen Francis speak and I’m quite inspired by him)
Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail by Paul Stutzman (too religious for me, but on the other hand a really nice and sincere account of this man’s journey on the trail)
Between A Rock and A White Blaze by Julie Urbanski (reads like a diary, but a fascinating perspective of the relationship challenges that emerge hiking with your partner on the AT)

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL PLEASURE READING
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (This is the first book I’ve read on the PCT – it reads like literature and I believe it has become a best seller. I highly recommend it!)
The High Adventure of Eric Ryback: Canada to Mexico on Foot by Eric Ryback, 1971 (this is a legendary book about Eric Ryback, the first person to ever achieve the Triple Crown of Hiking (AT, PCT, CDT) as well as the first person ever to complete both the PCT and the CDT. This book chronicles Eric journey from Canada to Mexico on PCT The book unfortunately is generally out of print, however this hard back copy is still available, although it is expensive. It can sometimes also be found used).

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL PLEASURE READING
The Ultimate Journey by Eric & Tim Ryback, 1973 (this is a legendary book about Eric Ryback, the first person to ever achieve the Triple Crown of Hiking (AT, PCT, CDT) as well as the first person ever to complete both the PCT and the CDT. This book chronicles Eric and his brother Tim’s journey from Canada to Mexico on CDT. The book unfortunately is generally out of print, however this hard back copy is still available, although it is expensive. It can sometimes also be found used).


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