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On the Trail A History of American Hiking Chamberlin ~ The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails In the midnineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States A little more than a century later tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country

On the Trail A History of American Hiking by Silas Chamberlin ~ On the Trail is a scholarly history of hiking in America As such it may not appeal to those who prefer somewhat lighter farein other words some might find it a little dry or even boring However it addresses the topic well

On the Trail A History of American Hiking by Silas ~ The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails In the midnineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States A little more than a century later tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country

On the Trail A History of American Hiking ~ On the Trail A History of American Hiking is a national history outlining a novel interpretation of the American hiking community as it evolved from the pursuit of nineteenthcentury urban elites to a mass phenomenon by the 1970s

On The Trail A History of American Hiking ~ On The Trail A History of American Hiking A boom in outdoor recreation postCivil War A surplus of sturdy military equipment Just after the first World War A considerable jump in backpacking after World War II The decline of outdoor groups – Yes traditional outdoor groups have

Silas Chamberlin On the Trail A History of American ~ Silas Chamberlin’s On the Trail A History of American Hiking leads readers into this historical noman’sland by tracing the relationship between the development of recreational trails and American hiking culture In what may be the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of hiking in the United States the book argues that American hikers shifted from being “net producers” of trails in the late nineteenth century to “net consumers” of trail experiences by the end of the twentieth

Review On the Trail A History of American Hiking ~ “On the Trail” describes the evolution of trail walking and hiking from its inception of nature and rural graveyard strolls to organized clubs to the current incarnation of largely solo and ad hoc group hiking Chamberlin’s history focuses on a few key groups and areas such as the Dartmouth Outing Club the Sierra Club the Appalachian Trail and briefly the Pacific Crest Trail though many other organizations and trails get some coverage

On the Trail A History of American Hiking Wood Lit Book ~ In this fascinating and wellresearched history scholar Silas Chamberlain traces the evolution of hiking in America from the early 1800s to today He describes how romantic and transcendental writers such as Wordsworth Thoreau and Emerson and artists like Thomas Cole set the stage for the rise of hiking by celebrating walking and glorifying landscapes

On the Trail Yale University Press ~ Silas Chamberlin The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails In the midnineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States A little more than a century later tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country

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