Thousand Miler

Author: Melanie Radzicki McManus
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870207911
Size: 60.91 MB
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In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as the Thousand-Milers. In prose that’s alternately harrowing and humorous, Thousand-Miler takes you with her through Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, wetlands, and farms, past the geologic wonders carved by long-ago glaciers, and into the neighborhood bars and gathering places of far-flung small towns. Follow along as she worries about wildlife encounters, wonders if her injured feet will ever recover, and searches for an elusive fellow hiker known as Papa Bear. Woven throughout her account are details of the history of the still-developing Ice Age Trail—one of just eleven National Scenic Trails—and helpful insight and strategies for undertaking a successful thru-hike. In addition to chronicling McManus’s hike, Thousand-Miler also includes the little-told story of the Ice Age Trail’s first-ever thru-hiker Jim Staudacher, an account of the record-breaking thru-run of ultrarunner Jason Dorgan, the experiences of a young combat veteran who embarked on her thru-hike as a way to ease back into civilian life, and other fascinating tales from the trail. Their collective experiences shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers and the different ways hikers accomplish this impressive feat, providing an entertaining and informative read for outdoors enthusiasts of all levels.

Along Wisconsin S Ice Age Trail

Author: Bart Smith
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299226640
Size: 37.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essays by notable writers--including journalists, scientists, poets, and others--add depth to the stunning images in a collection of photographs that were captured as the photographer hiked the Ice Age National Scenic Trail over the course of the four seasons. Original.

Avalanche Gorilla Jim

Author: Al Dragon
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481717
Size: 18.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This story of two friends hiking over 1,300 miles is “a worthy successor to Bill Bryson’s classic book . . . A Walk in the Woods” (The VVA Veteran). Avalanche and Gorilla Jim is a true picture of what it’s like to hike over 1,300 miles of fun-filled, gut-wrenching, awe inspiring trail, filled with the humor of two guys on a long trek over grueling terrain. It allows the reader to actually live and feel Appalachian Trail life and its excitement, adventure, and fun—and reveals how in a sometimes crappy world, you can meet people who enrich your faith in humanity. This is the Appalachian Trail with all its beauty and flaws, an inspiring and often laugh-out-loud story of friendship and the incomparable experience of the outdoors.


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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Purpose Beyond 2012

Author: Wj Reichertz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469198774
Size: 80.97 MB
Format: PDF
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Like many Americans, Ricky Vogt was searching for a career and purpose during the fallout from America's 2008 economic implosion. At the same time the nation was searching to resolve energy, environmental, and economic problems within a dysfunctional political system. This story explains how Vogt joined his fellow Americans as they fought amongst themselves in search of a better vision. He questions how community resolves the tension between intolerance and personal liberty; between the selfishness of trickle-down economics and the ideals of spirituality and our founding documents promoting the common good. The book depicts Vogt's evolving search for better solutions and a new way forward.

Outdoor Adventures With Kids

Author: Mary Mapes McConnell
Publisher: Taylor Pub
ISBN: 9780878338498
Size: 16.10 MB
Format: PDF
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Introducing a child to the exciting world of nature is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give. Challenging outdoor activities such as backpacking, biking, or canoeing can help children develop the self-confidence and self-esteem they need to become successful, caring adults. This guide is packed with useful information on camping, enjoying nature without harming it, taking advantage of special wilderness opportunities, and more.

Wisconsin Magazine Of History

Size: 31.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Wisconsin Magazine of History, the full-color quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Historical Society, informs and delights readers with intriguing articles about the people, places and events of Wisconsin's past. Sharing the stories of times gone by and helping to shed light on the foundations of Wisconsin culture since it was first published in 1917, the Wisconsin Magazine of History celebrates all that makes Wisconsin special. Whatever your interests may be, you will find something to spark your curiosity - carefully researched and beautifully presented

52 Wisconsin Weekends

Author: Bob Puhala
Publisher: Country Roads Pr
ISBN: 9781566260275
Size: 61.71 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every title in this action-packed travel series offers four full seasons of fun-- 52 weekends in all! There is something for everyone here--romantic getaways for couples, vigorous activities for families, and outdoor adventures for seekers of sun and fresh air. Travelers find out how to plan trips and make the best use of their weekends all year long.