The Hike

The Hike
Author: Drew Magary
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780399563867
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Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org “A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival.

The Hike

The Hike
Author: Alison Farrell
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781452179278
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.

Hike

Hike
Author: Pete Oswald
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781536216899
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take to the trails for a celebration of nature — and a day spent with dad. In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the time they return home, they feel alive — and closer than ever — as they document their hike and take their place in family history. In detail-rich panels and textured panoramas, Pete Oswald perfectly paces this nearly wordless adventure, allowing readers to pause for subtle wonders and marvel at the views. A touching tribute to the bond between father and child, with resonant themes for Earth Day, Hike is a breath of fresh air.

The Hike

The Hike
Author: Alison Farrell
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781452174662
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Chronicle Books LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.

Hike It Baby

Hike It Baby
Author: Shanti Hodges
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781493033911
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Release: 2018-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New parents and parents of toddlers face unique challenges when it comes to planning outdoor trips. “Family-friendly trail” is often a misleading phrase, and doesn’t take young children under the age of 5 into consideration, whose safety and comfort require a different perspective. The unpredictable nature of little ones leads many parents to put their adventure dreams on the back burner, missing out on years of meaningful experiences as a family. Hike it Baby presents 100 outdoor adventures across the U.S. that you can take with babies and toddlers (really!), along with everything you need to know about exploring the natural world. Sourced from real families using Hike it Baby’s trail-tested system, this book helps moms and dads get out there in their comfort zone, yet feel like hardcore adventurers! Whether you’ve always wanted to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, splash around in gentle Northwest waterfalls, or scramble up rocks in the desert surrounded by Joshua Trees, this book shows you how to plan a truly memorable journey together.

The HIke

The HIke
Author: T Albert
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9798562472847
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartwarming family story about a little girl and her best friend - her grandfather. On a hiking trip with her grandfather, Mandy learns many gentle lessons about love, family and relationships. This book is a must on every child's bookshelf.

Women Who Hike

Women Who Hike
Author: Heather Balogh Rochfort
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781493037148
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Release: 2019-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of athleticism, wisdom, and skill—Women Who Hike profiles over twenty of America’s most inspiring women adventurers ranging from legends to the rising stars of today. The book is both inspirational and aspirational as each adventurer tells her story in her own words through featuring their favorite hike, highlighting personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as providing readers with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in hiking but in life. The profiles are complemented by stunning color photographs. Each profile includes a map of the hike being profiled, hike specs, miles and directions, GPS coordinates to the trailhead, and a sidebar of something noteworthy about the hike, the location, or the adventurer. Featured adventurers: 1. Ingrid Backstrom 2. Teresa Baker 3. Gina Bégin 4. Katie Boué 5. Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott 6. Caroline Gleich 7. Sarah Herron 8. Shanti Hodges 9. Kristen Hostetter 10. Jen Hudak 11. Rue Mapp 12. Hilary Oliver 13. Haley Robison 14. Elyse Rylander 15. Shawnté Salabert 16. Ambreen Tariq 17. Kalen Thorien 18. Mirna Valerio 19. Jolia Varela 20. Pamela Zoolalian

Destination Hikes

Destination Hikes
Author: Stephen Hui
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781771645317
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Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover 55 of the most beautiful hikes near Vancouver, each with an exciting destination to reward your efforts. Planning your next hiking journey in beautiful British Columbia? This new book from the bestselling author of 105 Hikes will show you how to reach the most breathtaking hiking destinations in the province. 55 new day trips: celebrate nature big and small with astonishing hikes you can do in one day. Large geographical area: the book covers Duffey Lake and the Stein Valley in the north, Washington’s Cascade Mountains in the south, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands in the west, and Manning Park and the Coquihalla in the east. Diverse destinations: including astonishing views, swimming holes, beautiful rivers and lakes, and even a 600-year-old tree. History and ecology: the author acknowledges the Indigenous territory each trail crosses, and points out nearby museums, wetlands, temples, and memorials. Giving back: A portion of the author’s royalties will go to the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning to support trail building and maintenance. With each hike, bestselling author and seasoned BC hiker Stephen Hui shares everything you need to know to make your day a success. Bonus features include: A photograph of every hike Topographic maps Difficulty ratings At-a-glance summaries of special features Recommendations for kids and families, and shoulder season.

Hiking Day

Hiking Day
Author: Anne Rockwell
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781481427395
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates nature and the outdoors with a gorgeous new picture book about a child’s first mountain hike! A young girl and her family go hiking up a nearby mountain for the very first time. As they climb up and up the path, they see everything from a friendly toad to a prickly porcupine, tall leafy trees to tiny red berries. Anne Rockwell and her daughter, artist Lizzy Rockwell, celebrate a day the little girl will never forget, especially when she reaches the mountain’s summit. With simple, lyrical text and bright illustrations that jump off the page, Hiking Day brings the joys of spending an afternoon outdoors to life.

The Road to the Hike of Lake Haiyaha

The Road to the Hike of Lake Haiyaha
Author: Laurie Travis
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781642986921
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Release: 2020-11-08
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For those of us who have witnessed a loved one suffer and been able to do nothing about it, this book is for you. For those of us who have felt depression and helplessness in the face of grief, this book is for you. For those of us who believe that their faith in life can be renewed in an incredible way, this book is for you. For those who believe in miracles that happen every day, this book is for you. This is the amazing, true, and personal story of an ordinary Midwestern woman who goes through life experiences, good and bad. In her darkest days and in the grip of despair, she has an extraordinary experience that is unexplainable in many ways. If you think that in the end, love is the only thing left, it’s because it is. If you think that the universe behaves in mysterious ways, it’s because it does. A story like this will help you understand and answer many questions, but like any good tale, it will lead to more. Join Laurie in her journey that changes her life forever as she learns things about her loved ones she never would have guessed and as her faith and inner peace grow in unexpected ways. As she discovers her courage, her limits, her strengths, and herself again, she will never be the same, and neither will you.

I Hike

I Hike
Author: Lawton Grinter
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0985241500
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“I never set out to hike 10,000 miles. It just sort of happened over the course of a decade.” And so goes Lawton Grinter’s compelling collection of short stories that have been over ten years and 10,000 trail miles in the making. I Hike brings the reader trailside with blissful moments on the highest mountain ridges to the mental lows of mosquito hell and into some peculiar situations that even seasoned hikers may find unbelievable. Between jobs and in search of something more, Lawton Grinter spent the better part of a decade hiking America’s longest trails. In doing so he came face to face with things that go bump in the night, the kindness of strangers, a close encounter with hypothermia and the absurd rights of passage common to the eccentric people that call themselves long-distance hikers. Anyone who's ever stepped off the pavement will appreciate these humorous and sometimes agonizing accounts of trail life. I Hike will make you laugh, cry, cringe and leave you wanting to read more!

It s Not about the Hike

It s Not about the Hike
Author: Nancy Sporborg
Pages: 351
ISBN: 0872331423
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Release: 2011
Editor: Bauhan Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If it's not about the hike, then what is it about? It's about inspiration. It's about motivation. It's about how two fifty-something women took on an enormous challenge and met it with courage and conviction—and about how you can do the same, no matter what challenges you face. It's Not About the Hike tells the story of Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper, two non-hikers who decide to climb the sixty-seven highest mountains in New England. In the process, they discover inner reserves of strength, they take friendship to new heights, and they journey to the summits of mountains and into the depths of their beings. This collection of Sporborg's hike reports shows readers how to move out of their comfort zones and ride the “grace wave” toward their dreams.

The Hike

The Hike
Author: Landon Beach
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1732257868
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Release: 2021-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Buckle up. It's Breaking Bad meets The Godfather...and the battle for Detroit is about to begin. Intense!" - Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia
Author: Stephen Hui
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781771642873
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and northern Washington. For nearly fifty years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. Author Stephen Hui carries on the Macarees’ legacy in 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia—an all-new, expanded follow-up inspired by their beloved classic. With an additional selection of trails on the Gulf Islands and in Washington’s North Cascades, options for hiking with children, and rainy day recommendations, 105 Hikes covers a wider area and wider range of abilities than its predecessor. Like the Macarees, Hui provides detailed information about how to get to each trailhead (including transit options, where available), distance and elevation gains, estimated hiking times, and points of natural or historical interest. But he also includes all-new features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes in the book; tips for hiking safely and ethically; clear, topographical color maps; a rating system for hike quality and difficulty; Indigenous place names where appropriate; and shorter or longer options for every outing.

Feed the Hike

Feed the Hike
Author: Michelle Ryan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 064854155X
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Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hiking and diet

Wild

Wild
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1782397507
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Release: 2015-09-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Boy Scout s Hike Book

The Boy Scout s Hike Book
Author: Edward Cave
Pages: 243
ISBN: UCAL:$B254109
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Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Someone Could Get Hurt

Someone Could Get Hurt
Author: Drew Magary
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781592408764
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Avery
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Deadspin columnist presents a heartfelt account about the ups and downs of raising a family in modern America that shares brutally honest insights into the coping mechanisms employed by today's parents, in a memoir that also shares his positive views on the strengths of American parenting.

The Hike

The Hike
Author: Don Shaw
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446447611
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Release: 2011-06-08
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Freddy, Phil and Don are three grumpy old men, travelling at various speeds in the slow lane of retirement, at a loss to understand the mad modern world around them. Their chosen method of escape from all this is a shared weekly hike in the Peak District, come gale, hail, snow or torrential rain. They pass the time bumping into colourful and eccentric locals, but their real passion is bickering among themselves. Not only about the right path to take, but also about where they're all going at the fag end of life. Phil likes to dash up hills trying to beat his personal best, while Freddy plots how to sabotage him - teasing him at leisure and asking deep and difficult questions. Stuck in the middle, Don's only ambition is to stop the squabbling getting out of hand long enough to find a nice pub for lunch. As warm as the wind is cold, as dry as the lashing rain is wet, The Hike is a hilarious tale of bum-warmers, crayfish-fanciers, East German Trabant enthusiasts, bodger philosophers, sticky ginger cake, gorgeous countryside and the subtle art of 'onedownmanship'.

Backpacker Long Trails

Backpacker Long Trails
Author: Backpacker Magazine
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781493028733
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Release: 2017-04-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARDS (INSTRUCTIONAL CATEGORY) Make the Dream of a Long Distance Thru-Hike a Reality Have you been dreaming of the summer when you can hike the Appalachian Trail? Or marvel at the snow-capped peaks along the Pacific Crest Trail? Or simply section hike the Continental Divide Trail? In Backpacker’s Long Trails, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, former women’s speed record holder for the AT and veteran of twenty long trails, gives you the tools to make this dream a reality. Included is trail-proven advice on selecting gear, stocking resupplies, and planning your budget and schedule, complete with gorgeous photographs of life on the trail. Along the way, enjoy sneak peeks into not only the Triple Crown trails, but also lesser-known long trails throughout North America.