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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia, by Susan Charkes
Susan Charkes' 2010 guide book, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia, has proven to be the most invaluable of the three guidebooks we currently use to help us in picking our local hikes.
Many hikers want to step foot on the Appalachian Trail at some point, and on September 2, 2011, Hiking with Impunity hiked a small section of the AT.
The Appalachian Trail - 2,180 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine - is the long distance trail in the Eastern United States. Hiking with Impunity set out to accomplish two things today: complete a ten-mile hike, and set foot on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). On both counts, our mission was accomplished.
In the coming weeks, Hiking with Impunity will have not only all the details and photos from our hike today, but also a review of the book this hike was based upon - AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia, by Susan Charkes. This trail guide published in 2010 by the Appalachian Mountain Club has been used more than a few times by Hiking with Impunity to choose and guide our hike.
To round out these special features will be the publication of what will hopefully become a new monthly feature - our first interview! Susan Charkes, author of AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia, has kindly agreed to answer our questions about her book - how she selected the hikes to recommend; her creative inspirations; and, why her favorite hike is "the one [she's] on."
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