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I always enjoy reading "how to" books about backpacking although I probably learn more on these forums than from books. Still, when I came across Trail Tested  by Justin "Trauma" Lichter, it peaked my interest.  While the photos and layout were very well done, there really isn't anything new in the book.  Might be good for a newbie or inexperienced hiker, but for seasoned folks, I think I'd pass unless you want a nice coffee table book. Not a lot of detail in the text and it doesn't come close to classics like The Complete Walker (but then, I doubt anything ever will) or my favorite hiking author, Chris Townsend.  Still, you might want to give it a look.

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HJ,

Do you have a favorite edition of The Complete Walker?  I'm always on the lookout at Powell's and other bookstores for hardcovers by Fletcher in excellent condition.  Got a nice first edition hardcover of The Man Who Walked Through Time and I really enjoy looking at the photos his hardcovers always seem to have.  I have The Complete Walker I'VE, buT none of the other Walkers.

Also, HJ, a professor from Hawaii is working on a bio of Fletcher and I was able to provide some assistance on Fletcher's sole journey to Alaska.  I'll let ya know when the bio is do out.  And if you are ever in Santa Cruz you can stop by the UCSD university library and check out the special collections material Fletcher left to the university.  I think Fletcher had between 33 or 34 binoculars in the collection alone with two unpublished books.

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Do you have a favorite edition of The Complete Walker?

I've got all the editions of the Complete Walker but they are all in the large paperback format except for the first one.  I guess that's my favorite since it's really the one that introduced me to backpacking.

Occasionally I'll see a hardback copy of one of the editions in the used book stores around here but have never purchased it since I have the other editions already.  If you want, I'll pick one up for you if I see a good hard back copy in the future.  Let me know.


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Opps.  That post was a mistake.  Sorry.

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THX, HJ...!  I'll contact you off board.

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I've got all the editions of the Complete Walker but they are all in the large paperback format except for the first one.  I guess that's my favorite since it's really the one that introduced me to backpacking.


Yeah, I have that one too.  Love it.  It did not introduce me to backpacking, but it got me organized and rationalized, and made it so I could convince my beautiful young wife that backpacking was a sensible and rewarding way to spend our vacations.

She has often wondered what in the world happened to her mind in those years, in recent times!!  But it is too late now!


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"She has often wondered what in the world happened to her mind in those years, in recent times!![/quote]

It obvious.  She became enlightened.  Or were you referring to her being married to you? :D


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I will second hikerjer's take on the book as well.  It is a great looking book, but nothing new.  I ended up returning my copy of it.

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