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! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawton Grinter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024740/bk_acx0_024740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Molloy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001496/bk_rhuk_001496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are planning on (or just thinking about) hiking the Appalachian Trail, this book is for you. Planning an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is overwhelming. I know. I spent months researching every question I could think of before starting the six-month journey. Even after all of that research, there were countless mistakes I made. This book is everything I wish I would have known before starting. Inside is a step-by-step guide to efficiently plan for a successful thru-hike. Complete with personal tips and experiences. The goal of this guide is to help you complete the 2,185 mile long adventure, feel confident in your preparation, and have a great time every step of the way. Learn how to budget wisely, save money, and not waste cash. Know how to carve out six months from your family, job, and home. Master a massive gear guide on everything from your spork to your tent. Understand clothing, layering, and materials. Hear about what life is really like on the trail. Know which direction to go, when, and why. Familiarize yourself with a state by state breakdown of the trail. Learn how to mentally prepare for the ´´I-wanna-quit-days´´ Understand the physical demands and methods to prevent injury. Prepare for the nutritional needs with favorite meals and food ideas. Know the real dangers on the AT. (Ladies) hear from AT record-holder Heather Anderson on ´´Female Needs´´. And a whole lot more.... Hope you enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John E Broussard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096826/bk_acx0_096826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you like a way to awaken your innate talents? Would you like to widen your comfort zones? Would you like to develop skills you didn´t even know you had? Hiking and backpacking are ways to help you do just that...and more! Hiking and backpacking can lead to mental satisfaction, a true sense of achievement, increased confidence, and can even help overcome depression. Check this out...and see what you will learn: Why hike? Planning a hike Hiking preparation Packing for a hike Hiking with kids One last thought.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056829/bk_acx0_056829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a Hike! is the story of one man´s journey on the 2,167 mile long Appalachian Trail. Tim Hewitt, whose trail name was Paddler, talks about trip planning and preparation and shares with you his daily journal for his six month adventure. He is joined on the trip by his 13-year-old son David for five weeks in the summer. David´s journal and perspective are also included. This book is not intended to be an all-inclusive planning guide for your Appalachian Trail thru-hike, but it does contain information that the author believes will help you to plan and succeed in your own long distance hiking adventure. Bonus chapters bring you a sample of Tim´s creative writing talent as well, as he introduces you to the mythology of the Cherokee Ugalu, and the Penobscot Pamola, two spirit-beasts that haunt the Appalachian Mountains. These short stories are also available in the stand-alone book; Appalachian Trail Myths: The Ugalu & Pamola. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zac Clay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129427/bk_acx0_129427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spot tires himself out exploring all of the exciting things to do in the woods. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001643/bk_hich_001643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beth Lapides finds the limits of her rugged individualism in the great outdoors.BETH LAPIDES executive produced and hosted Un-Cabaret for Comedy Central. She hosts and curates the Un-Cabaret, Say the Word and the Other Network. She is commentator for NPR´s All Things Considered and The Huffington Post, and she had her own daily talk show on Comedy World Radio. Her first book, Did I Wake You? Haikus for Modern Living was published in 2007.This performance was recorded at the Un-Cabaret, an ongoing alternative standup show that features unique writer-performers telling unusually honest stories. ADVISORY: Some material may not be appropriate for minors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Lapides. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/000060/pf_cabc_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten-year old Andy Thompson disobeys his mother and sneaks into the basement of an old abandoned house that´s due for demolition. He stumbles upon a mysterious box under an old cabinet. And his troubles begin when he looks inside. The Crew brothers, twelve-year old Jason, and ten-year old Danny, also find their way to the basement. New to town, Jason has established himself as the school bully. A struggle ensues between Andy and Jason and the bully ends up as a toad. Somehow, the boys must reverse the magical spell. And that means hiking up the dread mountain: fast pace, fast action and just a few scares and surprises on the way! The lives of all three boys seem destined to change forever, if they survive.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003087/bk_acx0_003087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A handy guide to make your backpacking journey better! It has become possible for a larger group of people: To travel the entire world with a single backpack, some items, and a limited amount of money. Some people still show off their income when travelling, but even with a low budget, ´´backpacking” is an affordable, doable way of living. And yes, you can also make money online while doing it. In this guide, we’ll tell you some of the best ways to: Pack your backpack to maximize space Find the most popular destinations in the world for backpackers Go on a hike, and make sure you don’t get any physical problems Discover if a hostel is for you and which hostels to look for Find better deals on AirBNB and negotiate with the ones who rent their rooms Avoid scams and tourist traps backpackers sometimes come across in different countries Meet other likeminded backpackers you can socialize with Get some photography tips for your trips Make money with your travel blog while travelling Let’s face it. You could save yourself a lot of trouble, money, and heartache if you know what you’re doing. You might as well learn a little before you take off on your next trip, especially if you have little to no experience. With this guide, you’ll be one step ahead. So go ahead and listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Paradis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119321/bk_acx0_119321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.