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Hiking Safely

  • This book is a photo-documentary - a snapshot of a moment in time. Methods and philosophy evolve with experience.  The hiker assumes full responsibility for safety in all conditions and emergencies.



2007.10.15   Page one of two.

“Long-distance hiking is a physical test for the body, but it is also a test for the mind and spirit. Linguini’s book defines this journey of the mind.”

Dick “Nopack” Anderson
Founder, International Appalachian Trail
President, Maine Chapter

“There are four good books here in one… I have always thought that the cure to a lot of human illness lies in the body of a backpacker… You have pointed out with photographs way more than you could say with words.”

Aaron “Twofiddy” Sworden
Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, 2003
Founder, www.hikersupply.com

“A great book, filled with a wealth of information for those who have hiked the trails, as well as those who harbor the “Dream.” Linguini recreates the “Trail experience” in a meaningful, masterful way. I only wish his book had been available before I undertook my first Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Definitely a winner!”

J.R. “Model-T” Tate
4-time Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker
Author, “Walking on the Happy Side of Misery,” “Walking with the Ghost Whisperers”

“A tale of encouragement and of illumination!”

Robert “Red Wolf o’ da Smokey’s” Croyle
Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, 1971

“I enjoyed reading your book. You had some perspectives that were very unique. Keep movin’ Linguini!”

Dr. David Horton, “The Runner”
Professor of Health Sciences & Kinesiology, Liberty University
Established time records for the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail

“Your photo-journal is great. I think it worked out real well. Am proud of my copy. I am an Eagle Scout, too.”

Gene Espy
The second Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, 1951