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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50

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FiftySense reviews Books

Here are some books that we think you will enjoy:


Patagonia Chronicle By Susan Alcorn Patagonia Chronicle
By Susan Alcorn

Susan Alcorn has written a remarkable book that not only got us wanting to trek in Patagonia, but gave us all the information to make this dream a reality...
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Go to the Gentle Art of Wandering Review The Gentle Art of Wandering
by David Ryan

Finally someone understands that it is great to walk slowly and really see what is around us...
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Still Living a Dream Still Living a Dream
by By Paralee Dawson-Hayward

Still Living a Dream is an adventure book about hikers along the Appalachian Trail.....
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Chair Yoga for You Chair Yoga For You

We found this book perfect for those who can't do regular yoga, or just want easy exercises they can do at home, at work or traveling....
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Appalachian Trail Stories Appalachian Trail Stories and Other Adventures
By Emily Kimball "The Aging Adventurer"

We had the pleasure of meeting Emily at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference and were so impressed by this little ball of fire! ...
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Born to Run by Christopher McDougal book cover Born to Run
by Christopher McDougal

We were given this book by one of our readers. We thought, we aren't runners, will we really like this book? We were in for a delightful surprise! ...
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The Art of Rough Travel The Art of Rough Travel
By Sir Francis Galton

Reading this book was so much fun! The first edition was written in 1855 and this is a compilation of the fifth edition written in 1872...
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Spirited Waters by Jennifer Hahn Spirited Waters
by Jennifer Hahn

In this insightful account of her solo voyage in a sixteen-foot kayak, Jennifer Hahn vividly relates the ecstatic moments and terrifying predicaments of paddling against the wind...
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Kissing Kilimanjaro by Daniel Dorr Kissing Kilimanjaro
by Daniel Dorr

Have you ever thought of something and acted up on a whim? Daniel admits that he decided to hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro to impress the woman he was dating...
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Where the Pavement Ends Where the Pavement Ends
by Erika Warmbruun

Mongolia was Erika Warmbrunn's dream. To escape deep into parts of Asia inaccessible to tours and guidebooks, to abandon herself to the risks of the unknown...
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Walking the Big Wild Walking the Big Wild
By Karsten Heuer

Karsten Heuer set off onj a grand adventure: to move through the land as a bear or wolf might, 2,200 miles along the spine of the Rocky Mountains...
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Mystery of the Nile by Richard Bangs and Pasquale Scaturro Mystery of the Nile
by Richard Bangs and Pasquale Scaturro

In modern age, we tend to feel like the entire earth has been discovered and there are no new adventures. Not true!
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Adventures with a Purpose by Richard Bangs Adventures with a Purpose
by Richard Bangs

Richard Bangs, an eminent and respected conservationist, Web pioneer, ambassador, and explorer in this book travels to exotic and difficult environments, but with a new purpose.
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3 Among the Wolves by Helen Thayer Three Among the Wolves
by Helen Thayer

Helen and Bill Thayer, accompanied by their part-wolf, mostly Husky dog, Charlie, set out to live among wild wolf packs, first in the Canadian Yukon and then in the Arctic.
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Review of 'The Walk' by Randy Motz and Georgia Harris The Walk
by Randy Motz and Georgia Harris

We read this book in one sitting because it was inspirational, yet easy to read We love how Randy and Georgia use the trail to explain dealing with life
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The AT Guide for the Appalachian Trail The AT Guide
by David "AWOL" Miller

There are many books written to help the hiker on hikes along the Appalachian Trail. Until this book, we find, we have had to pick out information from many resources every time we want to a hike.
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Exploring book cover Exploring the Appalachain Trail,
Sort of...

by Anita Hartigan

Finally, a book is written for trail angels, support groups and families and friends who want to meet hikers on the Appalachian Trail. There are many trail books to help the hikers, but what about the support people who want to meet the hikers along the way?
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The Ordinary Adventurer by Jan Leitschuh The Ordinary Adventurer
by Jan Leitschuh
http://www.FunFreedom.com
This book was a joy to read! For an older woman to start backpacking, help is needed to get over all those fears.
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Go to the AWOL on the Appalachian Trail book review AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
by David Miller

There are many books written about thru hikes on the Appalachian Trail, but not too many from older hikers. In 2003, David Miller, quit his job to backpack 2172 miles from Georgia to Maine.
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Beyond Gorp BEYOND GORP: Favorite Foods from Outdoor Experts
by Yvonne Prater

One thing I found most older hikers have in common is they do not want to eat the same old thing every day while hiking...

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Don't forget the Duct Tape Don't Forget the Duct Tape
by Kristin Hostetter

I have always thought there should be a book about all the uses of duct tape and was thrilled to find this pocket book to take with me...

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Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers
by Peter J. Barr

When people become involved in hiking, whether it is short or long distances, it is so much more fun when you are hiking to a destination...

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Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
by David Ryan

It was brought to my attention there was a great book about long distance hiking for the age advantaged hiker...

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Walkin' With the Ghost Whisperers Walkin' With the Ghost Whisperers
by J.R. Tate

J.R. "Model T" Tate is no stranger to the Appalachian Trail. After his third thru hike, he decided he wanted to know more about the areas he has hiked through...

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Walking on the Happy Side of Misery Walking on the Happy Side of Misery
by J.R, 'Model-T' Tate

http://www.modelt.homestead.com/

There are many books written about thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, but few are this enjoyable from the first page to the last.
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Walking the Gobi Walking the Gobi
by Helen Thayer

When most people think of adventure travel, they don't think about walking the entire 1600 mile length of the Gobi Desert...

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