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#ad - Will one englishman dare to face his fears?Short-listed for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine. Born traveller keith foskett had thousands of miles of thru-hiking experience when he prepared for his toughest challenge yet: a gruelling 2, 640-mile hike from Mexico to Canada. The last englishman allows you to experience this amazing trail through the eyes of a thru-hiker.

But it also captures the rewards of this oversized effort to hike the United States end to end. Andrew skurka national Geographic Adventure's  Adventurer of the Year. The pacific crest trail is one of the most beautiful and diverse long distance trails in the world. If you believe there’s more to life than work, yearn for new horizons and challenges, and believe in overcoming adversity, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s tale of exploration.

The Last Englishman: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail #ad - Discover the last englishman to embark on a journey of tenacity today! Reviews'I’m not sure if Keith Foskett knows it but he has penned a hiking classic. I just wanted to pack up my bags and head off into the wilderness. Spencer Vignes The Observer. Telling the true story of a six-month PCT hike from Mexico to Canada, crossing wild desert and mountain and meeting everything from eccentric hikers to rattlesnakes along the way.

A gruelling pan-American trek. This book is refreshingly honest about the difficulties and day-to-day monotony.

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Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Trail

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#ad - Venture beyond the journal-entry style of most outdoor books and join the humorous hike of a lifetime. Balancing on Blue is a superb standalone travel memoir. 2, 000+ miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker?Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine.

Keith foskett’s dream of escape started with a single step. Attempting to keep his english sense of humour alive amidst the bumps and bruises, can Foskett survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious?Shortlisted for The Great Outdoors magazine’s Outdoor Book of the Year, Foskett’s novel-like tale is as entertaining as it is insightful.

Balancing on blue is something completely different and once again, Keith invites you to the world that he calls home. Be prepared for great story telling, unique and interesting characters, humour and insight. Andrew skurka long distance hiker, adventurer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2007.

Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Trail #ad - When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2, 180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. You'll be handing in your notice and packing up your rucksack as soon as you've finished reading. Jenny walters country walking magazine'Long distance backpacking trips can be monotonous, and it’s often the same story for most books about them.

Keith’s wonderful perspective of the trail reflects this freedom.

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The Journey in Between: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on El Camino de Santiago

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#ad - A life forever changed. Keith foskett was the definition of restless. Threatened with arrest for ‘not sleeping’ and suffering with excruciating blisters, Foskett pushes himself to new limits. Drifting aimlessly, he knew a piece was missing from his life. A man at a crossroads. If you like indulging your inner adventurer, and visiting foreign locations, taking the less popular fork in the road, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s transformative tale.

Pick up the journey in Between to take your first step today. Reviews'a thoroughly entertaining modern take on a well-worn Spanish Trail. Spencer Vignes The Observer. Not only does he have astute observations about the people, places and scenery around him, he is adept at translating those observations into words, often making me laugh or nod in understanding.

The Journey in Between: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on El Camino de Santiago #ad - This is a rare talent. Awash with vivid descriptions and a cast of engaging real-life characters, the author delivers a humorous and mesmerizing tale of adventure and metamorphosis. The journey in Between is a daring travel memoir. But when a stranger in a greek bar tells him about a world-famous pilgrim’s trail, the chance encounter sets Foskett’s life in a new 1, 000-mile direction.

On el camino de santiago, fake faith healers, the wanderer copes with extreme temperatures, and insatiable kleptomaniacs. Few authors can bring you to this level of understanding of life on the trail.

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A Long Way From Nowhere: A Couple's Journey on the Continental Divide Trail

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#ad - Hiking the trail also meant a dramatic shift in perspective, a strengthening of love and friendship, and a redefining of the journey. This is the story of the couple's 3, colorado, Wyoming, through New Mexico, 000 mile walk on the Continental Divide Trail, Idaho, and Montana. What is it like to hike the length of the continental divide trail? for matt and julie, life on the trail meant twenty-seven days without seeing another hiker, a GPS, six bears encountered within fifteen hours, also known as Optimist and Stopwatch, two sets of maps, and a compass to find the trail, and both wildfires and massive flooding to add to the adventure.

. Optimist and stopwatch explore the many layers of the trail life on the Continental Divide Trail as they make their way over desolate terrain, eventually finding solace in the very aspects of the trail that made them question their desire to ever take on such a challenge. Both optimist and stopwatch play a role in narrating the story, revealing how differently they both think and act in the face of challenges but also how well they work together to complement each other.

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High and Low: How I Hiked Away From Depression Across Scotland

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#ad - From the craggy highlands of the cape wrath Trail and West Highland Way, to the canals criss-crossing the low country, 600 miles of unforgiving hiking terrain called his name. Keith repositioned his compass to what really matters in life. Pushing his mind and body past breaking point, his journey could set a brave new course for coping with depression.

Battling ferocious weather, the ubiquitous Scottish midge, strange-sounding local delicacies and substandard TV sets, this is one man’s battle to conquer the wilds of Scotland, and his own psychological demons. Reviewsdespite the challenges of the terrain and the weather, the author’s affinity with the Highlands is obvious and his descriptions of the landscape are captivating.

This is a bold and important book which I genuinely hope will appeal to a wide audience. James roddie the great outdoors magazineas well as the details of his walk, Keith captures the feeling of being on a long walk well – both the joys and the tribulations. The last englishman and balancing on blue, about his Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trail hikes respectively, were shortlisted for Outdoor Books of the Year by The Great Outdoors Magazine.

High and Low: How I Hiked Away From Depression Across Scotland #ad - In 2016 he was diagnosed with depression after battling emotional problems for years. When dealing with emotional baggage, it’s best to pack light. An amusing and life-affirming travel memoir, concluding with tips for managing depressive episodes. Keith foskett refused to let his dark mood define his limitations.

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Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Little Brown Dog Books #ad - Carrot quinn fears that she's become addicted to the internet. It will be her first long-distance hike. In the desert of southern california Carrot faces many challenges, exhaustion, injury, blisters, dehydration, aching cold and searing heat, both physical and emotional: pain, loneliness. The city makes her numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others.

. In the wilderness she happens upon and becomes close with an eclectic group of strangers- people she wouldn't have chanced to meet in the “regular world” but who are brought together, here on the trail, by their one common goal: make it to Canada before the snow flies. In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2, 660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Travelled Far: A Collection Of Hiking Adventures

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#ad - Two of his books have been short-listed for outdoor book of the year by The Great Outdoors magazine, and his blog was voted outdoor blog of the year by the Go Outdoors group. Partial to a decent bottle of Rioja, he nurtures an unhealthy interest in down sleeping bags and woollen underwear. He was born and still lives in south-east England.

. From the extremes of the new mexico wilderness to his beloved South Downs in England, hope, he observes the world with clarity, daydreams and humour. With tales of local history, the changing of the seasons, facing death and pursuing his chosen path, this is a glimpse into one man’s unfaltering passion to follow his dreams.

Travelled Far: A Collection Of Hiking Adventures #ad - About the author. Keith foskett has hiked over 10, 000 miles in recent years and holds a deep respect for our outdoor spaces. He has written several Amazon best-selling books and contributes to various outdoor publications. Adventure and chasing dreams come first, convention and acceptance are second. In this book he shares a collection of trips, thoughts and observations from his award-winning blog.

Adventure addict Keith Foskett adores travel and the outdoors. A veteran of el camino de santiago in Spain, the Pacific Crest, Appalachian Trail and more, he follows a different lifestyle.

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Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail

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#ad - Includes:• 6 overview maps to follow our journey• 19 black & white photos of sights along the trail• leave no Trace Tips • Our Gear Lists• Our Trail RecipesWhat Is Hikertrash?Hikertrash: a long distance hiker, more at home outdoors than in society, shabby and homeless in appearance, rarely bathed and rank in odor, with a deep reverence and respect for all things wild.

Friends wagered they wouldn’t last a week, but before they knew it, days turned into months as they made their way across America at three miles an hour. Though they will both admit the trail was life altering, there were no great epiphanies, no magic answers to all of life’s burning questions, no “ah-ha!” moments when suddenly life made sense.

Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail #ad - As carl and erin morphed into Bearclaw and Hummingbird, they found that being hikertrash suited them. Suddenly finding themselves completely free of responsibilities, jobless, and with a little spare cash in the bank, it didn’t take long before their serious search for a new life took some unexpected twists and turns.

What do you think we should do when we return to the States?” Erin asked Carl, as they sat outside a tiny café sipping coffee. Spend months on end traipsing through the wilderness, 660 miles from Mexico to Canada? How could Erin possibly say no? Life Rule #1: Never, petting bunnies and chasing rainbows, ever, as they hiked 2, turn down an adventure.

Teetering awkwardly on the brink of insanity, unable to handle life in snowy, ultra-conservative North Idaho, cold, Carl and Erin sold their house and set out in search of a new place to call home. This is not a tale of personal growth. Through blisters and shin splints, complete hilarity and utter exhaustion, searing heat and pouring rain, jaw-dropping landscapes and craptastically unspectacular forests, this is the story of what day-to-day life is really like on one of America’s greatest trails.

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My Army Life and the Fort Phil Kearney Massacre: With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened"

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Lariat Publications #ad - Carrington's descriptions of Western army life are illuminating, earthy and remarkable with keen observations. Carrington. It is a necessary addition to other material on Fort Phil Kearny, the Fetterman Massacre, and the Bozeman Trail. Roundup magazineafter the loss of her first husband Frances went on to marry Colonel Henry B.

Fetterman led a resistance to these attacks, but the Native Americans organized an ambush and killed all eight-one men. This was the worst defeat the U. She wrote my army life and the fort Phil Kearney Massacre forty years after the fort was abandoned and it was first published in 1910 Carrington lost her husband on that day.

Alone and with little protection she and the other survivors in Fort Kearny did not give up but instead continued to survive in the perilous conditions until reinforcements arrived. My army life and the fort phil kearney massacre is a fascinating work that tells the story of frontier life, not from the perspective of a soldier or frontiersman, but instead from the perspective of a woman who saw and experienced some of the most brutal events of the American West.

My Army Life and the Fort Phil Kearney Massacre: With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened" #ad - Carrington's book is a riveting portrait of life at a frontier post in dangerous territory, as well as a snapshot of Victorian mores and the lingering influence of the Civil War. Carrington had been married to Lt. George washington grummond for little more than a year when she was stationed with her husband in Fort Phil Kearny.

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Blissters: How I Walked from Mexico to Canada One Summer

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#ad - Along the way, struggled to navigate high mountain passes, she lost her pack scrambling over scree in the desert, and wore the soles off her boots trekking across lava fields — all within some of the most pristine wilderness in the nation. Though she set out alone, her story includes an eclectic cast of characters.

Carrying everything she needed on her back, Francis spent five months walking from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. From the man walking the entire 2, 700 miles in a series of twenty-six wedding dresses, to the woman making the journey in the company of her pet mouse, Francis learned to count on her fellow hikers for entertainment as well as a few important life lessons.

Blissters: How I Walked from Mexico to Canada One Summer #ad - . Just before her 40th birthday, Gail Francis quit her perfectly good job and set out to hike one of the great trails of the world.

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The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter

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Half Groat Books #ad - Duval passed away in 1897 and Wallace in 1899. In big foot wallace duval relates a number of his experiences that had been shared with Wallace. At six foot two inches and two hundred and forty pounds, Big-Foot Wallace cut a formidable figure and certainly made a major impact on the early history of Texas.

As a nineteen year old he had heard that one of his brothers had been killed in the Battle of Goliad, an early confrontation in the Texan war of independence with Mexico, and swore to travel West to “take pay of the Mexicans” for his brother’s death. In the following years he fought time and again against the Mexicans for the newly formed Republic of Texas and saw action at Salado Creek, Hondo River and during the Mier Campaign.

The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter #ad - After returning for the wars in mexico he abandoned the Texan military and joined the Texas Rangers under the leadership of John Coffee Hays and served for a number of years defending Texans against Native American and border bandits along the frontier. This riotous narrative of the adventures of one of the saltiest and most individualistic pioneer Indian fighters that the state ever produced is told in a leisurely, satirical fashion that reflects a way of life long since lost.

Duval's chronicle of one of Texas' greatest adventurers is filled with Wallace's humor and colorful speech. About one-fourth of big foot Wallace is devoted to a detailed account of Wallace's experiences in the Mier Expedition. Duval was a man of the camp and range. The remainder of the book deals with his adventures on the frontiers of Texas as an Indian fighter, a soldier of fortune, and a member of the first company of Rangers.

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