Book Review: Adventure Round-Up

Book Review: Adventure Round-Up

Adventure Round-Up: Walking Distance and Microadventures


Written for Washington Trails magazine


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Feel inspired to get outside but don’t know where to start? Here are some great books to help turn your dreaming into doing.

Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

By Robert and Martha Manning

If your hiking goals for next year include logging some international trail miles, make your trip planning a little easier with a copy of Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People. This colorful coffee-table book includes pictures, maps and route descriptions for 30 of the most incredible long-distance hikes around the world. The best part? All of the trails covered in the book are well maintained and well marked. In other words, you don’t have to be an advanced hiker to check any of these off your bucket list. Read with caution; this book may result in an irresistible urge to buy a plane ticket.

Walking Distance book cover


Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes

By Alastair Humphreys

If you think all adventures need to be big to be beneficial, world-class adventurer Alastair Humphreys is here to tell you that you’re thinking too small. You don’t have to go far to live big; adventure is everywhere. Humphreys’ new book, Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes, is a practical guide to making that philosophy a reality. It’s jam-packed with just what it promises— microadventures: adventures that are cheap, simple, short and can be done close to home. The book also includes tips and advice on safety and gear. Before you know it, you may find yourself night-hiking and camping—during the work week!

Microadventures book cover

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