In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us

Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill It defines us as a species n nIt enabled us to walk out of Africa and to spread as far as Alaska and Australia It freed our hands and freed our minds We put one foot in front of the other without thinking yet how many of us know how we do tha

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills

Turn Every Walk into a Game of Detection n nWhen writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues The roots of a tree indicate the sun s direction the Big Dipper tells the time a passing butterfly hints at the weather a sand dune reveals prevailing wi

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

Carrot Quinn fears that she s become addicted to the internet The city makes her feel numb, and she s having trouble connecting with others In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail It will be her first long distance h

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes If you re going to take a hike, it s probably the place to go And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you ll find He i