By Peter W. Kick
In this all-new assortment from the writer of now not with out Peril and No Limits however the Sky, writer Peter W. Kick recounts twenty actual stories of backcountry misadventure and misfortune, together with incidents alongside the famed Appalachian path, and seeks the teachings realized in each one. From close-calls to unsolved mysteries, those tales remove darkness from the realities confronted by way of outdoorspeople around the Northeast. climate is unpredictable. the simplest laid plans cross awry. And within the worst of occasions, even the easiest determination is probably not sufficient to show the tides.
In the culture of Appalachia journal's popular "Accidents" part, Kick stories at the evidence as they have been recognized at the ground―with assistance from first-hand money owed of sufferers, households, witnesses, and Search-and-Rescue pros. As each one tale unfolds, Kick and his resources within the SAR neighborhood supply a retrospective research to assist readers notice for themselves what went unsuitable and the way mess ups, enormous and small, may be prevented sooner or later. course maps and pictures extra carry every one misadventure to lifestyles. Readers who immerse themselves in those close to misses, methodical searches, and the gut-wrenching readability of hindsight should be greater ready for regardless of the desolate tract brings.
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