The 10 Best Appalachian Trail Books for Hikers - Section Hikers Backpacking Blog
The Habitual Hiker is an engaging speaker whose presentations are not just a series of photographs from the places he has hiked. The live-narrated multimedia presentations are accompanied by folk, classical, and new age music that make the programs not only informative, but inspiring as well as entertaining. The list below details his most popular presentations; Leonard will also be happy to create a program tailored to a specific audience's needs. Leonard Adkins has now hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times—an accomplishment achieved by only a handful of other travelers. Through beautiful music and photography he wove a colorful tapestry that affirmed that God has indeed smiled on the treasure of the Southern Appalachians. As I left his presentation I was immediately inspired to plan my next hike along the Blue Ridge. I called my hiking partner and alerted him to pack for a trip the following day.
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During the Industrial Revolution, people flocked from the countryside to the cities to seek work and wealth. As urban areas expanded, city folk began to hanker for the countryside their fathers and grandfathers had left behind, and camping as a form of leisure was born. At the end of the 19th century, public transport was limited, camping equipment was rudimentary and not everyone was convinced that camping was actually fun. The leisure aspect was to really evolve much later.