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[at-l] "Women & Thru-Hiking..."

I've just entered "The" book into the Trailplace Bibliography and the
entry is posted below for those who don't care to access that site  ;-)
        	From Hundreds of Women Long Distance Hikers
        by Beverly "Maine Rose" Hugo
        Bibliography by Linda "Earthworm" Patton
        Insight Publishing Company, P.O.Box 4189, Sevierville, TN
        	37864 (800-987-7771)
        1999, 198 pp., bibliography, ISBN 1885640609 (paperback)

        This is a book long awaited by women thinking about hiking, or
        planning to hike, the Appalachian Trail. It was worth the
        wait. Beverly has taken the responses of experienced women
        hikers from surveys and questionnaires and skillfully woven
        them into a narrative form that gives answers to all the
        questions a prospective female hiker might have: how to
        prepare for such a hike; what clothing and gear works best;
        safety, health, nutrition, sanitation, privacy and your
        period; what about the folks back home; self-image,
        motivation, strength, and determination; and the benefits of
        doing a long-distance hike, facing challenges, and reaching
        your goals. The bibliography of 143 items includes A.T.
        guidebooks, planning guides, books on backpacking and outdoor
        skills, and a special list of "Women Outdoors" books that
        includes highly motivating stories of women who set out to do
        daring things and achieved their goals. This book is the
        result of a collaborative effort, with real answers from
        hundreds of real women, including Beverly herself, an
        inexperienced hiker and mother of two, who thru-hiked in 1995.
        The advice offered will surely help "girls and women searching
        to find the confidence to take that first step on the
        Appalachian Trail."

        Posted by Earthworm on Mar 8, 2000.

Linda L. Patton, Reference Librarian, Strozier Library, Florida State Univ.
      Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047 (850)644-5019 lpatton@mailer.fsu.edu
          "A world without wilderness is a cage." -- David Brower
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