Reading is one of my favorite activities to do while camping. Relaxing in a chair or a hammock with a good book often leads to a nice nap but I can usually knock out a book or two in a few days while camping and this list of 12 Outdoor Adventure Books for Outdoor Lovers includes some of my very favorites.
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Even when I’m not camping or hiking, I love to read. Especially as we move into winter when it’s wet and cold I’m always on the hunt for a good book. Grab a hot cuppa, a warm blanket and cozy up because these books will have you headed on adventures right from your couch or favorite chair.
My love for the outdoors began when I was just a girl exploring the woods of our country home in Vermont. We often hiked and while I never did any long portions of the Appalachian, we often hiked sections. Just after I graduated high school, when I was at a time in my life where self-discovery was at the forefront of my mind, Bill Bryson published A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. The book was the first of his to gain international attention and had certainly caught mine. Although in the end I was disappointed in his attitude on some things the book sparked a new desire in me to spend more time in the outdoors and when I couldn’t, spend more time reading about the outdoors.
Outdoor Adventure Books for Outdoor Lovers
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
One Man’s Wilderness – Sam Keith
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – Ben Montgomery
Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George
Winterdance – Gary Paulson
I Am Still Alive – Kate Alice Marshall
Lost in Shangri-La – Mitchell Zuckoff
South to Alaska – Nancy Owens Barnes
The Mountain Story – Lori Lansens
My Side of The Mountain – Jean Craighead George
Do you have a favorite outdoor adventure book? Please share it in the comments so I can check it out for myself!
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