- Author Bio
An inspirational photographic tour for anyone who wants to get out on
America’s most iconic trail—from day hiker to thru-hiker.
The Appalachian Trail spans fourteen states from Maine to Georgia and is more than 2,000 miles long. Now, eighty years after its completion, the A.T. remains America’s premier hiking trail and is known as “the People’s Path.”
This beautifully illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy highlights this legendary footpath with more than 170 spectacular contemporary images taken by the foremost hiking photographer in America. The photographs allow readers to experience the trail as if their boots were on the path—passing by the iconic white trail blazes, taking in the surrounding wilderness at scenic overlooks, meeting other hikers at lean-tos or shelters, and freezing at the sight of a black bear, moose, or other majestic wildlife. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or American history, or for those who dream of one day becoming thru-hikers themselves.
Large and Dedicated Audience: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has 40,000 members nationwide and approximately 3.3 million people hike on it annually. The 31 A.T. regional clubs have more than 250,000 active members. The Appalachian Mountain Club alone has more than 90,000 members.
Compact and Affordable: While composed of all new photography, this book is a beautiful and affordable compact version of what could have been a stunning full size photographic celebration
Proven Audience: As The Appalachian Trail and America’s Great Hiking Trails have proven, there is a strong audience for beautiful books about great hikes. The lower price point for this book should only widen that audience
Partnerships: Appalachian Trail Conservancy retail corporate partners include L.L. Bean, REI, and Eastern Mountain Sports.
Promoting Organizations: Marketing and public relations opportunities through trail clubs and umbrella organizations, such as the Partnership for the National Trails System and other trail-management and advocacy organizations, as well as regional and local trail clubs and the American Hiking Society..
Publicity: First serial excerpt in Outside Magazine. Additional outreach to A.T. Journeys, Adirondack Explorer, American Hiker, Backpacker, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Boundary Waters Journal, Highways, Kaatskill Life, Northern New England Journey, Okemo Magazine, Out There Monthly, Outdoor Sportsman, SFA Fitness, Telluride Style Magazine, Trail Walker.
Travel and photography media including National Geographic, Photo District News, Picture Magazine, Photo Insider, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, and Budget Travel.
Online: Hiking blogs to include: Adirondack Outdoors, The Adventure Guys, Appalachia & Beyond, Backwoods Plaid, besthike.com blog, Blissful Hiking, Brian and Ashley’s Hiking Blog, BRT Insights - WW Kayaking & Hiking, Camping Advice Blog, The Dusty Vagabond, Girls Gone Outdoors, Great Outdoors, HikeBike Travel, Hiking Boots Blog, Hiking Lady, Hiking the High Country, Jane’s Canada Travel Blog, Modern Hiker, MyLifeOutdoors, National Parks Traveler.
“The beauty of this ”mini edition" is that is it exclusively photographs. It allows the viewer to sit and experience the trail and every page is a delight. Footpaths beckon you to follow as they twist and turn into the distance…. Officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, this [is a] jewel of a book.”
—Snug Harbor Bay