- Aug 3, 2019 at 12:18 am #3604676Andrew MarshallModerator
@andrewsmarshallLocale: Eastern Sierras by way of the Southern Appalachians
Companion forum thread to: Book Review: On Trails by Robert Moor
How do trails form? Why do trails form? Come to think of it, what is a trail? These are but a few of the (deceptively simple) questions author Robert Moor attempts to answer in his book On Trails (Simon and Schuster, 2016). Moor – a lifelong backpacker and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker in addition to being a writer – approaches his subject with lyrical language and journalistic due-process. The result is a book as quietly spiritual as it is wildly informative.Aug 3, 2019 at 2:29 pm #3604719MJ HBPL Member
I read that a while ago. I agree it’s definitely worth reading.Aug 3, 2019 at 3:03 pm #3604720obx hikerBPL Member
@obxcolaLocale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Who wants to read this book? I’ve got a copy I’ll be happy to pass on. It’s a really good read! Could we manage a member driven book exchange on BPL?
If you’d like to read this book pm me your name and I’ll keep a list. The first person ( I’ll pm them that they are first) can send me a self-addressed, postage paid envelope and I’ll send them the book.
Maybe this could be organised without a level of pm’ing that people would find awkward? and the inevitable one to one exchange of mailing addresses? I guess this goes on with gear sales all the time.
Anyway I’ve got a copy I’ll pass on if anyone wants it.But I guess I’d stipulate that you be willing to PM an address for the next person to pass the book on. Is that too much ?
Seeing this review just reminded me again that the helpful exchange of information is a high value on BPL and books, literature, even media information is part of that. Maybe we could amend the forum “on the Web” to “Web, Books, Media” or something like that.
A complimentary read might be Wanderlust: by Rebecca Solnit. Which is more about rambling, walking, pilgrimages etc than trails.Aug 6, 2019 at 10:34 pm #3605033JasonBPL Member
Also strongly recommend. One of those books that touches on so many aspects of life while still focusing on the core subject.Aug 23, 2019 at 12:33 am #3607222Rex SandersBPL Member
@rexLocale: Central California Coast
Stopped reading this book about 40% through a few months ago, and haven’t picked it up again. I can see why many people like it, but the writing style was not for me.
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