The Boomer's Guide to Hiking in Maine

The Boomer's Guide to Hiking in Maine

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Why a hiking book for Boomers? Because Boomers are a savvy lot and they know that one size does not fit all. While they may be up for adventure and eager to challenge themselves, they wisely want to know what they are getting into before taking the leap. Thata€™s exactly what youa€™ll get in this lively and informative hiking book, appropriate for both novice and experienced hiker. Organized into five a€œBoomer Ratinga€ categories according to the level of challenge, the 75 hikes of this book begin with an honest assessment of the physical demands (and pleasures) of a hike, then give you all the advance trail a€œintela€ necessary to make your day in the woods memorable. Drawing upon first-hand experience, the authorsa€”who didna€™t start hiking until into their fifth and sixth decadesa€”are eager to encourage others in the upper-age bracket to enjoy the great benefits of hiking. To entice you out, they include a full spectrum of hikes from easy rambles to dozens of peaks, giving you a wealth of helpful and practical advice about the trails, along with entertaining and informative anecdotes about wildlife, trail lore, Maine history, and tips for dealing with creaky joints and cranky knees.Rating. Five. Barren Mountain, Hundred-Mile Wilderness (delorme 41, d-5) the last peak in the Hundred-Mile Wilderness, Barren Mountain makes for an unusual hike, beginning with a ford across long Pond Stream using an overhead rope. roll up ... We ourselves got our car stuck in the mud one october day, and were rescued by an unlikely pair: a couple of can-do tennesseans, flying the confederate flag at their backwoods cabin, who chained up our Honda civic to their truck andanbsp;...

Title:The Boomer's Guide to Hiking in Maine
Author: Peter; Suellen Diaconoff
Publisher:iUniverse - 2011-10-05

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