[at-l] Been reading

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Thu Jul 28 09:57:14 CDT 2011


Seconded with a big YeeHaw!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cody Girl" <codycodygirl at gmail.com>
To: "Tenacious_tanasi" <tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Gray Fowler" <ofahoma at aol.com>; "at-l" <at-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [at-l] Been reading


> Kewl indeed!
>
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Tenacious_tanasi <
> tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> You know what is uber kewl? Looking through the kindle store searching
>> under the AT and seeing the names of so many folks I have actually met...
>> Some while they were even on their hike they wrote about. That's just 
>> kewl!
>>
>> Shelly Huskey
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jul 28, 2011, at 9:10 AM, Tenacious_tanasi 
>> <tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > It is not found on the kindle store
>> >
>> > Shelly Huskey
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> > On Jul 28, 2011, at 7:33 AM, Gray Fowler <ofahoma at aol.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Wonder if you can get it on Kindle?  I too would like to offer a book
>> recommendation. I just finished Winton Porter's book "Just Passin 
>> Through.".
>> Not so much about the trail but about the people hiking the the trail and
>> the strange tie that binds us together.  A good read, at least I thought 
>> so.
>> >>
>> >> Peace
>> >>
>> >> Fat Man Walking
>> >>
>> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>
>> >> On Jul 27, 2011, at 10:47 PM, Cody Girl <codycodygirl at gmail.com> 
>> >> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Just finished a book called "Mountain Adventure, Exploring the
>> Appalachian Trail" by Ron Fisher (Sam Abell photog) for National 
>> Geographic
>> books, 1988.  One of my neighbors dropped by one day out of the blue and
>> told me she had found this book laying around her house somewhere and
>> thought I might enjoy it.  I DID!  How nice!
>> >>>
>> >>> The hiker models on the cover give me cause to chuckle, but the book 
>> >>> is
>> loaded with lots of great photos, as well as a decent narrative of the
>> trail, nobo.  Some of the characters mentioned include people I've heard
>> mentioned here by the folks on this list, so although I didn't have the
>> pleasure to meet them in person, I am pleased to learn more of them and
>> their contributions to the trail.  It also tells of sections that were 
>> road
>> walks at the time that are now trail through the woods.  Sweet!  The hike
>> for the book was done in 1987 which was the AT's 50th birthday.
>> >>>
>> >>> Some of the pics I most enjoyed were:
>> >>> Myron Avery and his crew with his wheel, going up the boulder part of
>> Katahdin.  Every time I see those pics I just shake my head with 
>> amazement.
>> >>> Random hikers met on the trail.  The gear is way different, yet the
>> faces are just the same as the ones I saw last year.
>> >>> Gene Espy in Damascus, looking just about the same as recent photos!
>> >>> A PA Army Nat'l Guard helicopter transporting a shelter built offsite
>> by Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club.  I can't for the life of me figure 
>> out
>> which shelter this is.  Cool picture.
>> >>> Puncheons
>> >>> The Whites in snow
>> >>> Shaws
>> >>> Climbing Katahdin
>> >>>
>> >>> And, there are also many views, wildlife, flowers, and forest photos 
>> >>> as
>> well.
>> >>>
>> >>> Anyway, I really enjoyed this book.  Thought you might too.
>> >>> Cody
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
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