On Trails

On Trails
Author by: Robert Moor
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781476739236
Language: en
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In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing -- combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail -- sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?

On Trails

On Trails
Author by: Robert Moor
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476739243
Language: en
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New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

On Trails

On Trails
Author by: Robert Moor
Release: 2016-08-04
Editor: Aurum Press Limited
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781781313831
Language: en
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A strikingly original debut from a tremendous new talent, Robert Moor explores how trails help us understand the world, from the biological phenomenon of how ant trails are formed to hiking paths that span continents and oceans, from migration routes to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: 'How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own?' Over the course of the next seven years, Moor travelled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. This deep search for meaning introduces the reader to experts who work with trails of all kind, outrageous anecdotes from his own experiences and spectacular descriptions of landscapes and animal behavior. On Trails gives an eye-opening tour, leaving us with a much richer, prismatic take on what we constantly take for granted: how we get where we're going.

The Trail

The Trail
Author by: Meika Hashimoto
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781338035889
Language: en
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Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with the little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia
Author by: Stephen Hui
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781771642873
Language: en
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The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and northern Washington. For nearly fifty years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. Author Stephen Hui carries on the Macarees’ legacy in 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia—an all-new, expanded follow-up inspired by their beloved classic. With an additional selection of trails on the Gulf Islands and in Washington’s North Cascades, options for hiking with children, and rainy day recommendations, 105 Hikes covers a wider area and wider range of abilities than its predecessor. Like the Macarees, Hui provides detailed information about how to get to each trailhead (including transit options, where available), distance and elevation gains, estimated hiking times, and points of natural or historical interest. But he also includes all-new features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes in the book; tips for hiking safely and ethically; clear, topographical color maps; a rating system for hike quality and difficulty; Indigenous place names where appropriate; and shorter or longer options for every outing.

Hiking Trails of New Brunswick 4th Edition

Hiking Trails of New Brunswick  4th Edition
Author by: Marianne Eiselt,H. A. Eiselt
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1773100122
Language: en
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New Brunswick offers a dizzying array of hiking challenges, spectacular views, and amazing wildlife. In this expanded and updated fourth edition of Hiking Trails of New Brunswick, veteran trail enthusiasts Marianne and H.A. Eiselt lead hikers from one end of the province to the other, along river valleys, through provincial and national parks, along the coasts, and up and down mountains. Newly illustrated in full colour with striking photographs and maps, this comprehensive guide includes more than 100 trails, with detailed trail descriptions, tips, and sidebars on natural and historical features. Featuring up-to-the-minute information, the essential guide to hiking in New Brunswick has just become even better.

Okanagan Trips Trails

Okanagan Trips   Trails
Author by: Judie Steeves,Murphy Shewchuk
Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Pages: 354
ISBN: 155041349X
Language: en
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With in-depth text, some 40 maps and close to 100 photos, the book describes the many routes in kilometre-by-kilometre detail - the Centennial and Trans Canada Trails, as well as many lesser-known trails and routes in the Okanagan-Similkameen. The book features: Backpacking Bird Watching Boating Camping Exploring Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Skiing Diving & Snorkeling and a myriad of other outdoor recreational opportunities! Two of the Okanagan area's most experienced and knowledgeable outdoors writers, British Columbians Murphy Shewchuk and Judie Steeves not only give you the information on "where to go" and "how to get there," but have added the detail and background colour that helps the reader with the question "why."

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia
Author by: Michael Haynes
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 359
ISBN: 0864926855
Language: en
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Previous ed. published under title: Hiking trails of Nova Scotia.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Author by: Bill Bryson
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Anchor Canada
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780385674546
Language: en
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Trails of Prince Edward Island

Trails of Prince Edward Island
Author by: Michael Haynes
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Goose Lane Editions
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0864920482
Language: en
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This new guide features more than 50 trails for hiking and cycling on Prince Edward Island, Canada's own emerald isle, included in the book are new trails in Prince Edward Island National Park and the just-completed Confederation Trail, the final (or initial, depending on which way you're facing!) leg of the Trans-Canada Trail. Michael Haynes hiked and mapped each trail and provides detailed maps, trail descriptions, and GPS coordinates, as well as information on time, length, difficulty, and facilities available on each route. He also includes photographs, charts, tips for hikers and cyclists, and sidebars on historical, cultural, and natural subjects. Whether you're planning a months-long trek from one coast of Canada to the other, or a picnic on the beach within view of a lighthouse, Trails of Prince Edward Island is the hiker's best companion, an authoritative and entertaining guide to this gem of Confederation.

Ghost Trails

Ghost Trails
Author by: Jill Homer
Release: 2008
Editor: Jill Homer
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780557024070
Language: en
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Most sports become inspirational when extraordinary people excel at ordinary things. In ultra-endurance racing, ordinary people must excel at extraordinary things. "Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.

European Money Trails

European Money Trails
Author by: Ernesto Savona
Release: 2014-04-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781134412815
Language: en
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European Money Trails examines trends in organized crime across Europe, including money laundering methods and the mechanisms and instruments used to conceal the disposal of the proceeds of crime. By drawing on primary and other authoritative sources, Savona provides a report on national experiences of criminal organization unavailable elsewhere. It will prove especially useful to policymakers and users, as well as scholars looking to understand the criminal dynamics that underlie sophisticated, international offending.

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia
Author by: Taryn Eyton
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781771646697
Language: en
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A one-stop resource for hiking backpackers in beautiful British Columbia. Planning your next backpacking adventure? This book covers all the essentials including: 40 overnight hiking trails: discover the many different routes that BC has to offer Packing tips: take only the most essential items with you (plus a few comforts) Permitting: find out what permits you’ll need, and where to get them Camp set-up: tips for where to pitch your tent and how to find water Environmental impact: learn how to Leave No Trace behind in the wilderness This book features backpacking routes from the North Shore up to Pemberton and Lytton and from the Sunshine Coast out to the Similkameen Valley. Beautiful photographs showcase what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more. Every backpacking route in the book includes bonus features: Trail maps and route descriptions Elevation, distance and time information Points of cultural and natural history Pre-planning hints about fees, permits, and reservations Suggested side trips and points of particular interest Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia also shares options for extending an overnight excursion to several nights or a week, and for selecting hikes that match your timeline/fitness level.

Best Bicycle Park Rail Trails in Ontario

Best Bicycle Park   Rail Trails in Ontario
Author by: Dan Roitner
Release: 2019-05-22
Editor: Dan Roitner
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781999135317
Language: en
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The weekend is here, the sun is out...where to go? Plan your next bicycle adventure with this handy guide! • 2019 Edition (2021 update of maps & parking locations ) • 65 Trail Reviews, 152 Full-colour pages • Top 45 Park Paths + 20 Rail Trails • 66 New Trail Maps and Elevation Charts • Trail reviews list - Length, Elevation, Terrain, Skill, Traffic, Maps, Facilities, Highlights, Phone #, Websites, Similar Trails, Local Clubs, Access & Parking Locations Discover new cycling destinations in Southern Ontario, Canada. Included are city Park and rural forest paths, plus Rail Trails. Most routes are flat, easy terrain, for safe, car-free cycling that all ages can enjoy. After many years of riding and scouting trails, Dan Roitner has compiled extensive information, useful maps and photos for this guide. Start planning your next great ride today!

Hiking Trails 2

Hiking Trails 2
Author by: Vancouver Island Trails Information Society
Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780987779700
Language: en
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A comprehensive guide to the hiking trails in South Central Vancouver Island British Columbia

The Happy Runner

The Happy Runner
Author by: Roche, David,Roche, Megan
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Human Kinetics
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781492567646
Language: en
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Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then The Happy Runner is the answer for you. Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best.

Natural Surface Trails by Design

Natural Surface Trails by Design
Author by: Troy Scott Parker
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 78
ISBN: 097558720X
Language: en
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Hiking Trails of Ottawa the National Capital Region and Beyond

Hiking Trails of Ottawa  the National Capital Region  and Beyond
Author by: Michael Haynes
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0864924844
Language: en
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Collected here, for the first time, are the best hiking routes in the National Capital Region, including Gatineau Park, Ottawa's Greenbelt, brand new trails at Manitou Mountain, and Eastern Ontario's most outstanding provincial parks (Frontenac, Charleston, and Murphy's Point), as well as gems hidden in the neighbouring Canadian Shield and Laurentian Highlands. All fifty routes are located within a roughly 100-km radius of Ottawa, all within easy reach. Michael Haynes provides GPS coordinates to the trailheads and cell phone coverage gaps on each trail, and his "Trails at a Glance" section highlights each route's length, suggested completion time, permitted uses, entry fee, and degree of difficulty (ranging from easy walks to demanding hikes), as well as information on the conditions under which pets may or may not be permitted.

Hiking Trails 1

Hiking Trails 1
Author by: Gail Felicity Harcombe
Release: 2017-03-03
Editor: Vancouver Island Trails Inform
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0987779710
Language: en
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A guide to hiking in the Greater Victoria area of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The Best of the Great Trail

The Best of the Great Trail
Author by: Michael Haynes
Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 326
ISBN: 1773100327
Language: en
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What is the longest, most exciting hiking and cycling trail in the world? It can only be The Great Trail. Spanning the entirety of Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans, this improbable route covers 24,000 kilometres. The Best of The Great Trail is the essential companion to this national trail. In volume 2, Michael Haynes completes his two-book set on The Great Trail, leading hikers and cyclists through thirty "must-see" trails of Western Canada in five provinces. Beginning in downtown Victoria, Haynes sets off for the forests and coasts of Vancouver Island before heading east into British Columbia's mountainous interior, the foothills of Alberta, the plains of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the rugged terrain of northern Ontario. Along the way, he explores the imposing Rocky Mountains, the grasslands of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the unforgiving shoreline of Lake Superior, and the urban centres of Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Illustrated in full colour with detailed maps and sumptuous photographs, The Best of The Great Trail, Volume 2 is a "must have" for both experienced outdoors people and armchair travellers who want to explore the wonders of this phenomenal trail.