a book about backpacking and backpacking women
A backpacking classic. Quotes from these backpacking women and others: Jenny Jardine, Laurie Foot, Emma Gatewood, Irene Cline, Isabella Bird, Kathy Morey, Frandee Johnson, Susan Alcorn.
To quote some of the book event flyer “A true, emotionally honest collection of stories of strong, gutsy women, all in the prime of their lives, who continue to challenge themselves in the wilderness. You’ll be inspired and entertained by the anecdotes of such record holders as Irene Cline (the oldest woman to walk the entire Appalachian Trail), Emma Gatewood (at the age of 67, the first woman to thru hike the Appalachian Trail), Laurie Foot, (first woman over 45 to hike/bike the American Discovery Trail (Trans-U.S.)) and Isabella Bird, (who was hiking for adventure 125 years ago). We’re in the Mountains, Not Over the Hill recounts Ms. Alcorn’s and more than 30 other women’s adventures.”
“Whether the women are scaling mountains solo at 14000 feet or lounging with friends near crackling campfire, they are enjoying the rewards of their strenuous days and soaking in the wonders of nature.”
We’re in the Mountains, Not Over the Hill offers entertaining reading and “how-to” information. It’s a fascinating book for armchair adventurers and backpackers, whether new or experienced. Author Susan Alcorn likes to encourage women to backpack — particularly those of middle age who have much to gain from the challenges and rewards of the wilderness. She assures them: “If we can do it, so can you!”
You can order this book on backpacking women, ISBN 9780936034027 through your local bookstore, Amazon Kindle or paperback, Ingram, or Mountain N’ Air Books. Contact us if you want a signed copy. Email backpack45 at yahoo.com)