Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith

Dear Bob and Sue is definitely one of my favorite books this year! Matt and Karen quit their jobs and spent 2010-2012 visiting all 59 National Park’s in the United States.

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

“Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town.”

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The Journey Home by Edward Abbey

“…there is much of great interest and beauty if you take the time and make the effort to see it. But you must get out of your car. You’ve got to be willing to walk.”

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder is a bit different from the books I normally share via my blog, but I feel it still fits the Off to See the View theme. When I first picked up this book from the library, at Lizzie’s recommendation, I originally thought it was going…

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Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk truly is an inspiring story about Emma Gatewood and her three treks along the Appalachian Trail. At the age of 67 she told her children she was going for a walk, little did they know it was a walk that would last months. She completed the AT two more times after that…

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Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl

“…I think what deeply unites us is the fact that most of us have so recently been beginners. In the labor world, women more often remember what it felt like to not know, to be expected not to know, to be taught, and then later, to teach. The expertise we have feels earned, not inherited. We are grateful for the times someone chose not to make us feel foolish.”

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Almost Somewhere: 28 Days on the John Muir Trail by Suzanne Roberts

“I wanted to study the landscape, to look at it long enough, until it entered me and I could carry it with me, inside my body always.”

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago by Ted Villaire

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago, 3rd Edition covers hikes in Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana making it 60 hikes within 100 miles of downtown Chicago. It includes trails that Lizzie and I have already done like: Volo Bog State Natural Area, Starved Rock State Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and Moraine Hills State Park.…

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