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Appalachian Trials

Appalachian Trials


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Appalachian Trials is a psychological and emotional guide to successfully thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. While full of references to his 2011 thru-hike, this successful blogger’s book of opinion truly focuses on preparation for end-to-end treks, from a younger point of view than most such guides.

From the back cover:

“The top ten reasons you want to buy this book
  1. You want to learn effective goal setting techniques that will assure you reach Mt. Katahdin
  2. You want to Prepare yourself against the common early stage pitfalls, and learn how to avoid making the same mistakes
  3. You want to avoid falling victim to “The Virginia Blues”
  4. You want to equip yourself with five strategies for unshakable mental endurance
  5. You want to obtain the mindset necessary to accomplish something with a 70% failure rate
  6. You want a thorough gear chapter written by Ian Mangiardi, a professional backpacking equipment reviewer and thru-hiker of both the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail
  7. You want to avoid post-trail depression and weight gain, both of which are common struggles
  8. You want to learn of the Appalachian Trail’s greatest, yet most unknown risk, and the precautions you can take to guard yourself against it
  9. You want nine tips on how you can save money before and during your thru-hike
  10. Because it’s bright, it’ll spice up your library”

Zach Davis. First Edition, 2012.

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  1. Good Insight, Funny & Quick Read...

    Anthony (Submitted on Mar 21st 2017)

    Zack Davis' insights are well worth reading. He has assembled valuable information that would surely help any prospective thru-hiker. His writing style is straight-forward and humorous. A pleasure to read. There were numerous editing errors that stand out, but who really cares? The content was what made the book so enjoyable and informative. Even if you're not interested in backpacking you will enjoy Zach's book.

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