1. Following Atticus (Author Tom Ryan)
This tale is inspired by Tom Ryan and it is a story of about Tom and his smaller schnauzer companion, the little Buddha named Atticus M Finch tried to scale through the entire forty-eighty-four thousand foot the White Mountains in New Hampshire in the dead of winter.
2. A Million Steps (Author Kurt Koontz)
This book is partly a travelogue and partly a diary. The book is about Kurt Koontz’s memoir of his experience hiking through the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. The author makes use of a humor-filled and friendly tone and he tries to bring out the beauty of the countryside and its connections with other pilgrim sites from across the world. He also talks about his personal issues with addition, his pathway to recovery and finding love.
3. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail (Author David Miller)
The AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is the author’s story of his experience hiking through 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. Author David Miller treats readers to pages of a great description of the mountains, valley, reverie, and isolation. He also mentioned the inspiration that powered his quest and the life-changing moments he had when pursuing his dream quest.
4. K2: The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Author Ed Viesturs)
The book is focused on 7 dramatic campaigns on a mountain. The story started from his troubled climbing to the tragedy he faced in 2009. The author keeps your interest and entertains you with his narratives of climbers.
5. River: One Man’s Journey Down the Colorado (Author Colin Fletcher)
The author is known as a backpacking expert and writes about his keeps readers engrossed with the story of his trek through American west. He takes the reader through his 1,700 miles journey which took him 6 months to navigate through the whole length of the Colorado which is America’s second longest river.
6. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Author Cheryl Strayed)
After her mother died when she was just 22, Cheryl Strayed felt that her world has fallen apart; this was coupled with issues with her family and marital issues. With nothing to lose, she made the most impromptu decision of her life. With no prior experience or training, Cheryl began a thousand-mile hike through the Pacific Crest Trail all alone.
7. Never Cry Wolf (Author Farley Mowat)
Never Cry Wolf is an interesting and intense narrative of the magical world of wild wolves and a man’s place inside the creatures of nature. This book is a timeless classic and a must-read for any hiking resting after a day of blazing and trailing through hike pathways.
8. Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter in the Bitterroot Wilderness (Author Pete Fromm)
This book is the author’s account of 7 winter months spent all alone in a tent in Idaho guarding some salmon eggs. The storyline covers details of how he came face to face with some harsh life realities as a modern-day mountain man.