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Grab a book…it’s the lazy days of summer

The High Adventure of Eric Ryback

Summer’s end is just around the corner, and before those lazy relaxed days pass you by, how about picking up a book to read. Check out Hiking Lady’s extensive list of book recommendations and reviews. One of my favorites is a classic, now out of print book called The High Adventure of Eric Ryback. In …

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An Inspirational Book

Many books have been published about people’s mountain climbs, long-distance hikes, and adventures to far off lands. I always enjoy reading them and learning more about the mental and physical courage of these modern day adventurers. The memoir of the American scientist, mountaineer, and mother Arlene Blum is a bit different. Hers is a story …

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Sustainable Capitalism?

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of one of my favorite hiking apparel companies – Patagonia – has a new book out suggesting that capitalism as we know it is on an unsustainable path. The Responsible Company discusses how most products that are produced are of extremely low product quality. Chouinard’s company, Patagonia, has taken the opposite …

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A Woman’s Journey on Camino de Santiago

Dennis Blanchard, the author of the wonderful book about hiking the Appalachian Trail called Three Hundred Zeros (see the Hiking Lady book review of Three Hundred Zeroes) just returned from a 500 mile walk of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. He and his wife Jane had an amazing experience, and Jane is going to …

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Where to Find Wildflowers!

How many of you love seeing gorgeous wildflowers when you’re out hiking? I just read a great new book describing in vivid detail 50 of the best places to see wildflowers in the world! A few of the spots are in North America, including one of my favorites, the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, …

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New Book Review – Polar Dream

Ever wonder what it would be like to ski to the magnetic North Pole? How about doing it alone, at age 50! Helen Thayer did it, and wrote an exciting book about her adventure called Polar Dream. Check out the just published Hiking Lady book review of this adventure story!

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Book of the Month: Becoming Odyssa

Looking for an engaging, fun to read account of a young woman who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail at just 21 years old?! Then Becoming Odyssa is one to add to your reading list. I picked it up and literally couldn’t put it down! Check out my review of Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian …

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Is Greg Mortenson a Fraud?

One of the most inspiring books I’ve read in the last few years is Greg Mortenson’s best seller, Three Cups of Tea. (See the Hiking Lady Book Review of Three Cups of Tea) Tonight on 60 Minutes they did a story on how Greg Mortsenson, the now famous mountain climber turned humanitarian, potentially extremely exaggerated …

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A Thru Hike Adventure on the Appalachian Trail!

Have you ever thought about thru-hiking the 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail? Dennis Blanchard did just that and wrote an engaging book about his journey. What did the Hiking Lady think of it? Check out the new book review! Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail..

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