Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

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Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America By Ron Strickland Pathfinder Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America In the early s Ron Strickland a young novice hiker with an audacious idea launched a campaign to link Glacier National Park s alpine meadows and the Pacific Ocean with a new mile footpath

  • Title: Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America
  • Author: Ron Strickland
  • ISBN: 9780870716034
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pathfinder: Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America By Ron Strickland In the early 1970s, Ron Strickland a young, novice hiker with an audacious idea launched a campaign to link Glacier National Park s alpine meadows and the Pacific Ocean with a new, 1,200 mile footpath across three national parks and seven national forests He along with countless other volunteers lobbied landowners, raised money, and dug dirt until, in 2009, Congress In the early 1970s, Ron Strickland a young, novice hiker with an audacious idea launched a campaign to link Glacier National Park s alpine meadows and the Pacific Ocean with a new, 1,200 mile footpath across three national parks and seven national forests He along with countless other volunteers lobbied landowners, raised money, and dug dirt until, in 2009, Congress added the Pacific Northwest Trail to the National Trails System In Pathfinder, Strickland describes the process of untangling brush and bureaucracy to establish one of the world s most beautiful trails He intersperses colorful portraits of memorable trail characters, insider s tips about favorite hikes, and news about the coming renaissance of hiking The adventure, he says, is just beginning.
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    1. Preston Fleming on said:

      Having hiked in the Appalachians from North Georgia to New England, I have often longed to walk the full length of the Appalachian Trail After reading Ron Strickland s latest book, Pathfinder, I think I ll skip it and take on the Pacific Northwest Trail instead.Ron s love of the wilderness and life on the trail shines through in this book More than that, his wry humor provides a piquant seasoning to his tales of people with whom he has shared the trail over the years.I consider Pathfinder a spec [...]

    2. Julia on said:

      Despite the subtitle, this isn t much about Strickland s work to get the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail put together, at least not in a focused manner Rather, the book is a collection of ruminations and anecdotes, historical and environmental musings, and a few recommendations It felt pleasantly amorphic, and Strickland s writing style was engaging and low key.One quote, from early on, that amused me in the current Wild context In 1971, The High Adventure of Eric Ryback exploded into pr [...]

    3. Kasa Cotugno on said:

      Illuminating as well as instructive this book is a surprising page turner that would appeal not only to a niche audience but to sedentary types who probably will never have opportunity to enjoy the pleasures set forth here Ron has truly made a difference in the world through his passion and determination, that rare person who found his passion early enough and was able to forge a life pursuing it His love for Hiking took flight in Washington State experiencing his epiphany through the magnificen [...]

    4. Gay Ann on said:

      This is the tale of a novice hiker s dream to build a trail across three national parks and seven national forests Strickland weaves vignettes of his life on and off the trail of the struggles to build the trail, of local history and of the simple joys walking in the wilderness It is reflective writing and reflective reading, the author makes you stop and consider life Readers get snapshots that are not just informative, but are witty, humorous and wise Through the author s storytelling you lear [...]

    5. Andrew on said:

      Good memoir by a than competent writer Lacks great coherence, but doesn t really need it It s supposed to be inspirational above all, and it is Strickland, unlike many rabid hikers, admits that wilderness is a human need and also a human creation It s this human element that makes hiking even possible and we thank Strickland for adding to this respectful heritage by creating the Pacific Northwest Trail.

    6. Cyndie on said:

      An enjoyable albiet meandering read filled with anedotes, profiles, and advice from a long trail founder.

    7. Misti on said:

      An absolutely amazing book on building a trail but also the friendships that go along with it I m so glad I read this book

    8. David Kessler on said:

      Those characters who you meet while you are hiking long distance The author has spent his time presenting those people he met along the way The highlight of each hike the new folks

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