The Hike

The Hike
Author: Drew Magary
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780399563867
Language: en
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“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 Night the Lights Went Out and 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
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781452179278
Language: en
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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.

The Hike to Home

The Hike to Home
Author: Jess Rinker
Release: 2022-07-05
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250812759
Language: en
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In this fun middle grade adventure, a young girl and her two new friends brave the wilderness to find a castle, prove a local legend, and discover the true meaning of home. Lin Moser is not looking forward to this summer. After living on the road all her life, hiking mountains and traveling through the country in an RV with her house-flipping parents, she’s now stuck in Newbridge, New Jersey for their longest stay yet. With Mom away on a year-long naturalist assignment, Lin has resigned herself to having the most boring summer ever. But then she finds out about a local legend: an ancient ruined castle in the woods that no one has been able to find. Hiking to this castle would be like a quest. . . such an amazing quest that Mom might even come home, and they could adventure together the way they used to. Determined to create her own adventure, Lin sets off on her biggest one yet—braving the wilderness with her two new friends, seeking the castle, and maybe discovering a new idea of home along the way. With her trademark humor and heart, Jess Rinker delivers a story of adventure and growing up in The Hike to Home.

Hike

Hike
Author: Pete Oswald
Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Candlewick Press
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781536216899
Language: en
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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: T Albert
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9798562472847
Language: en
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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.

The Hike

The Hike
Author: Landon Beach
Release: 2021-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 364
ISBN: 1732257868
Language: en
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"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
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781771642873
Language: en
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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.

Destination Hikes

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

The Hiking Viking

The Hiking Viking
Author: Laura Gehl
Release: 2022
Editor: Capstone
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781684464272
Language: en
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While the other members of his clan enjoy wrestling, throwing spears, and fighting, Leif prefers to hike up the mountain and enjoy the peace of his beautiful fjord; but when clan loyalty demands that he participate in the Viking Games--he does the best he can, but when it comes to comparing clan treasures, Leif has a surprise for everybody.

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die
Author: Chris Santella
Release: 2012-11-16
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781613120507
Language: en
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Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.

The End Specialist

The End Specialist
Author: Drew Magary
Release: 2011
Editor: Voyager
Pages: 419
ISBN: 0007429088
Language: en
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Imagine a near future where a cure for ageing is discovered and - after much political and moral debate - made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems - including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult and other horrors.

It s Not about the Hike

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

Backpacker Long Trails

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

The Boy Scout s Hike Book

The Boy Scout s Hike Book
Author: Edward Cave
Release: 2015-07-27
Editor: Forgotten Books
Pages: 260
ISBN: 1332003788
Language: en
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Excerpt from The Boy Scout's Hike Book: The First of a Series of Handy Volumes of Information and Inspiration The purpose of this book and of others to follow is to give more detailed information about the special subjects covered than was found practicable in the official handbooks of the Boy Scout Organizations in this and other countries. In order to cover the entire subject of scouting, so called, in a single inexpensive book of convenient size, it has been necessary for the compilers of the different Boy Scout manuals to abbrevi ate, sometimes to omit entirely, matter which a full discussion would necessarily include. The Boy Scout plan of organization provides for Scout Masters and others to fill out, from their own knowledge and experience, the said abbreviations and omissions, in talks to the Scouts, and this has been wonderfully successful. Still there is a persistent demand from the boys for more books. And it is my opinion, based on my experience as a registered and active Scout Master, in charge of a troop of forty members of the Boy Scouts of America, that books such as these I am undertak ing to write are the kind needed. Not that existing practical books on camping, woodcraft, and kindred subjects of especial interest to Boy Scouts are lacking in merit, but simply because they are not written expressly to conform with the Boy Scout plan. As to my experience, it has been my good fortune to do a great deal of scouting in one way and another. The knowledge thus gained has been enriched by my work as editor of various maga zines devoted to outdoor life and recreation, and especially by the friendship of many Sportsmen of wide experience, among them most of the authors of the best outdoor books published in this country during the last twenty years. Naturally, the foregoing is not written for the boy, but for those who properly guard his interests to-day, I am glad to say, more intelligently than ever before. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Let s Go on a Hike

Let s Go on a Hike
Author: Katrina Liu
Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1953281141
Language: en
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Looking for fun? Consider it done! This story is about a little boy on a hike with his dad, mom, and Archie, the corgi. With some rhyming and hiking, there's no end to exploring! Great for children ages 2 to 8, this delightful book is full of a child's fun curiosities, adventure, and poetry! This wonderful read is also separately available in Traditional Chinese and in Simplified Chinese, perfect for children's dual-language learning and complemented by a free audio reading in Mandarin Chinese.

When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike

When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike
Author: Michelle Houts
Release: 2016-09-15
Editor: Ohio University Press
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780821445808
Language: en
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It took her two tries, but in 1955, sixty-seven-year-old Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one thru-hike. Gatewood has become a legend for those who hike the trail, and in her home state of Ohio, where she helped found the Buckeye Trail. In recent years, she has been the subject of a bestselling biography and a documentary film. In When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike, Michelle Houts brings us the first children’s book about her feat, which she accomplished without professional gear or even a tent. Houts chronicles the spirit of a seasoned outdoorswoman and mother of eleven whose grit and determination helped her to hike over two thousand miles. Erica Magnus’s vibrant illustrations capture the wild animals, people from all walks of life, and unexpected challenges that this strong-willed woman encountered on the journey she initially called a “lark.” Children ages 4–10 will delight in this narrative nonfiction work as they accompany Emma Gatewood on the adventure of a lifetime and witness her transformation from grandmother to hiking legend, becoming “Grandma” to all.

Wild

Wild
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781101873441
Language: en
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Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.

Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail
Author: Sirena Rana
Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Wilderness Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781643590103
Language: en
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Your Guide to Hiking the Best Parts of the Trail The 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail (ANST) is as beautiful as it is daunting. It crosses the state, from Mexico to Utah. It travels up and down Sky Island mountain ranges, across the Saguaro-studded Sonoran Desert, through the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world, past Arizona’s highest peak, and from rim to rim of the Grand Canyon. But you don’t need to hike the entire route to experience its historical, geological, and botanical significance. Many scenic views and important sites are accessible within a few hours’ journey. Trail expert Sirena Rana guides you along the most interesting and accessible portions of the trail in 30 carefully crafted routes. Each entry includes navigational information and interpretive facts about the trail’s cultural history, natural history, and geography. Inside You’ll Find 30 hikes through the most scenic and significant portions of the trail In-depth route descriptions and fun facts Detailed maps and full-color photographs that highlight Arizona’s diverse environments Information on area food, activities, and lodging This guidebook was created in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism. It is perfect for casual and experienced hikers alike, so get out there and enjoy the trail!

The Hike

The Hike
Author: Danise C. DiStasi,J. Ford Taylor
Release: 2010-12-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1439261431
Language: en
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"Effective leadership starts on the inside. If you don't know and accept yourself for who you are, how can you encourage and help others to be their best? Read The Hike and learn this important lesson of forgiveness and personal growth, and in the process, improve your relationships with everyone whose lives you touch." - Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(r) and Lead with LUV Stuart has the perfect life. However, just below the crumbling facade, he is steeped in guilt and shame. His life is a disaster and is about to explode. His world unravels as the burden of living a double life becomes too heavy and out of the blue, the Board demands his resignation. The prospect of sharing the news of his unemployment with his wife is more than he can take and suicidal thoughts become entrenched in his mind. He decides the best thing to do is to end it all, but his friend Abe interrupts his disastrous scheme. Every year Abe and Stuart plan an adventurous weekend. This year they'll hike through a range of mountains Stuart has never experienced and he decides to use the adventure to find the perfect cliff for an "accidental" fall. Yet it is no accident that Stuart and Abe team up with other hikers who represent every constraint in Stuart's life: fear, pride, doubt, anger, and lust. Stuart's eyes are opened to leadership skills he's never seen or heard of before. Leaders learn how to address and remove personal and professional constraints in order to build healthy relationships. The results are ethical fortitude, increased productivity and profitability, and unending personal growth. Only then can Individuals be a continual positive influence in other people's lives. The Hike is life changing and reveals the missing link to transformational and successful leadershi

Halton Hikes

Halton Hikes
Author: Nicola Ross
Release: 2016-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0994030215
Language: en
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