American Discoveries

American Discoveries

Scouting the First Coast-to-coast Recreational Trail

Book - 1996
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Recounts the 14-month hiking and biking trip of Ellen Dudley and Eric Seaborg, who traveled the recreational American Discovery Trail from California to Delaware

Blackwell North Amer
Media strategist Ellen Dudley and writer Eric Seaborg left behind the security of jobs and the comforts of home to scout the route for the American Discovery Trail, a transcontinental recreational trail, stretching from California to Delaware. In American Discoveries, Dudley and Seaborg recount their 14-month, 4,835-mile hiking and biking adventure, fondly remembering the places they encountered and the people who opened their hearts and homes to them along the way.
This dual, male/female narrative offers different yet complementary perspectives on the journey. One is that of a fifty-year-old grandmother who overcame a life-threatening illness just a year before. The other is that of mid-thirties writer. The two saw different details, faced different fears, felt different emotions.
Join them on their journey, and meet a Native American peace activist, a solitary rancher, a seventy-six-year-old treasure hunter, a cowboy, a High Plains innkeeper, and Appalachian self-described "hillbillies."
American Discoveries is a celebration of people and landscape. The authors blazed a trail across twelve states and into the heart of America. As a result of this landmark trek, legislation was introduced in Congress in March of 1996 to include the ADT in the national trails system and designate it as the first "national discovery trail."

Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers, c1996
ISBN: 9780898864373
Characteristics: 301 p. : ill., maps ;c24 cm
Additional Contributors: Seaborg, Eric 1954-


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