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📒The Hike ✍ Don Shaw
✏The Hike Book Summary : Freddy, Phil and Don are three grumpy old men, travelling at various speeds in the slow lane of retirement, at a loss to understand the mad modern world around them. Their chosen method of escape from all this is a shared weekly hike in the Peak District, come gale, hail, snow or torrential rain. They pass the time bumping into colourful and eccentric locals, but their real passion is bickering among themselves. Not only about the right path to take, but also about where they're all going at the fag end of life. Phil likes to dash up hills trying to beat his personal best, while Freddy plots how to sabotage him - teasing him at leisure and asking deep and difficult questions. Stuck in the middle, Don's only ambition is to stop the squabbling getting out of hand long enough to find a nice pub for lunch. As warm as the wind is cold, as dry as the lashing rain is wet, The Hike is a hilarious tale of bum-warmers, crayfish-fanciers, East German Trabant enthusiasts, bodger philosophers, sticky ginger cake, gorgeous countryside and the subtle art of 'onedownmanship'.
📒The Hike ✍ Gwendolyn Robertson
✏The Hike Book Summary : Five women set off into the Willamette National Forest in the Oregon Cascades, primed for a hiking trip filled with relaxation and breathtaking scenery. Lexi Reynolds, a happily married real estate mogul in the mood to celebrate, heads the show. With Lexi is her sister, Leni, from New York; her secretary, Susie, who’s about to get married; a friend, Sally, who hopes to clear her head in the mountain air; and Carol Lyn, who doesn’t want to be there at all. Lexi has no idea that earlier in the week her husband hired someone to kill her. In a dark bar, Bart Reynolds made a plan with the odious Freddie “The Ferret” Feretsky. Bart wants his wife dead by the time he’s back from an innocent trip to Vegas, but he pays the Ferret to knock off Lexi—no one else. Bart has no idea that he’s hired a monster that will stop at nothing to fulfill a constant lust for human blood. What began as a peaceful romp through the quiet wilderness is about to turn into a fight to survive for five women who never saw it coming. The Ferret is on their trail, but he may have gotten in over his head. If they survive, this hike may take them all into the mouth of madness.
📒The Hike ✍ Drew Magary
✏The Hike Book Summary : “The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org “A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Hike ✍ Alison Farrell
✏The Hike Book Summary : With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls' friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.
📒The Hike ✍ Danise C. DiStasi
✏The Hike Book Summary : "Effective leadership starts on the inside. If you don't know and accept yourself for who you are, how can you encourage and help others to be their best? Read The Hike and learn this important lesson of forgiveness and personal growth, and in the process, improve your relationships with everyone whose lives you touch." - Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(r) and Lead with LUV Stuart has the perfect life. However, just below the crumbling facade, he is steeped in guilt and shame. His life is a disaster and is about to explode. His world unravels as the burden of living a double life becomes too heavy and out of the blue, the Board demands his resignation. The prospect of sharing the news of his unemployment with his wife is more than he can take and suicidal thoughts become entrenched in his mind. He decides the best thing to do is to end it all, but his friend Abe interrupts his disastrous scheme. Every year Abe and Stuart plan an adventurous weekend. This year they'll hike through a range of mountains Stuart has never experienced and he decides to use the adventure to find the perfect cliff for an "accidental" fall. Yet it is no accident that Stuart and Abe team up with other hikers who represent every constraint in Stuart's life: fear, pride, doubt, anger, and lust. Stuart's eyes are opened to leadership skills he's never seen or heard of before. Leaders learn how to address and remove personal and professional constraints in order to build healthy relationships. The results are ethical fortitude, increased productivity and profitability, and unending personal growth. Only then can Individuals be a continual positive influence in other people's lives. The Hike is life changing and reveals the missing link to transformational and successful leadershi
📒75 Hikes In Virginia Shenandoah National Park 2nd Edition ✍ Russ Manning
✏75 Hikes in Virginia Shenandoah National Park 2nd Edition Book Summary : * 75 trails and 70 scenic overlooks in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park * Guidebook includes maps and hiking descriptions Shenandoah National Park lies along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Virginia, encompassing 196,000 acres, including 80,000 acres of federally designated wilderness. The trails in this thorough guidebook will take hikers along the peaks of the Blue Ridge, past waterfalls, and down into lush canyons. In addition to the detailed trail descriptions, you'll find information about park history, plants and animals, geology, and human history, plus some highlights of the 105-mile Skyline Drive.
📒Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes In Alabama ✍ Johnny Molloy
✏Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Alabama Book Summary : A hike for every interest and ability! Alabama has so many great hikes to offer, including those in national and state parks and forests and in national wildlife refuges. In this book, the emphasis is on the most scenic destinations and unique places that help make Alabama so beautiful, like the rock formations of the Wall of Jericho, or the dunes of Bon Secour. Many hikes described here are off-the-beaten-path treks to lesser-known sites such as Needles Eye and Blue Spring; they show visitors the state’s wide range of beauty and biodiversity. Others take place at various spots along the Pinhoti Trail, the master path through Alabama’s mountains.
📒The Taking Of The Hike ✍ Timothy j Moriarty
✏The Taking of the Hike Book Summary : When Lyle Speckman wakes alone in a strange woman's bedroom wearing only his boxer shorts, his keen powers of deduction and observation lead him down a path to discover the truth about women, in general, and this woman, in particular. Amid a delicious cocktail of characters which include a mischievous Irish dry cleaner, a Bohemian Deb, a purveyor of neon tombstones, a local pub owner/bookmaker, a missing grade school teacher and various politicos, Lyle finds these truths elusive. He is mystified. It's only two things.
✏50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains Third Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes Book Summary : Lace up your boots and explore the majestic mountains of Georgia Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He’ll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wilderness in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River. In a region with an incredible wealth of hiking options, Molloy outlines 50 of the most worthwhile trails, providing options for day, overnight, and multi-day hikes for explorers of every experience level. In this beautiful and fully updated third edition of 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.
📒Best Hikes Anchorage ✍ John Tyson
✏Best Hikes Anchorage Book Summary : Best Hikes Anchorage covers many of the best and most popular hiking trails in and around Anchorage, including the nearly 500,000 acres of Alaska's Chugach State Park.