Hand-picked books about the adventurous life.
By Andrew Skurka.
Skurka is a well-known long distance hiker who was the first to complete the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop and the 7,775-mile Sea-to-Sea Route, among many other hiking and endurance adventures. So he knows about traveling fast, light, and going solo.
This book has very detailed descriptions of the iconic trail, from main features, flora and fauna to watch for, tempting side trails to explore, and details of individual camp sites, along with a good bit of history about the trail along the way.
This excellent, slim volume jam-packed with 153 useful and often humorous tips about the finer points of going ultralight. It’s full of Clelland’s great illustrations.
This seminal work was first published in 1989 and is now in its 3rd edition. With the focus firmly on lessening the environmental impact of human waste, the book tells it like it is, and is as entertaining as it is important.