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#189296 - 02/22/15 12:42 AM one of my alltime favorite backcountry reads
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I hope nobody thinks I am being facetious when I say that I loved reading "Brighty of the Grand Canyon" when I was backpacking in the Grand Canyon. My partner and took turns reading it aloud to each other and really enjoyed it. Sure, it's a kids book, but its a fun sort of mystery read all the same, and uses real place names, which is extra fun when you are actually down in there. Of course, I made her do most of the reading: it was my beddy-by story smile

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#189526 - 03/05/15 01:44 PM Re: one of my alltime favorite backcountry reads [Re: bobito9]
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I just completed my 2nd "hiking" book, although many purists will balk at calling "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson a hiking book. Just yesterday, I completed "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail" by David Miller and it has successfully hooked me into more backcountry reading. I just order a few more books from Amazon about thru hikes on the CDT and PCT...being a slave in cubicle hell might preclude me from hiking all 3, but at least I can experience them on a smaller scale by reading about them!

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#189547 - 03/06/15 11:26 AM Re: one of my alltime favorite backcountry reads [Re: dylansdad77]
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Registered: 02/27/15
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Loc: CT River Valley
There are way, way many good books to pick up for your own collection (even the library or ILL would have many more of the accepted new and classics). I just finished (love the Arctic, Antarctic, Northern woods) a great hard to believe story by a Yale U professor pre-war II... just encourages me to find more to add to the list.

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#190423 - 04/30/15 08:37 AM Re: one of my alltime favorite backcountry reads [Re: Southcove]
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I'll look into that one . Much as I try to shed as much weight as possible, I brought a book on the canyon last year; this year, no. Next year, that book may go. My wife and I love being down in that canyon so much, reading something about it while there is just icing on the cake.
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