My new book Chicas on the Appalachian Trail is available and has 18 Five-Star Amazon reviews already!
A book written for women by a woman. This book is primarily for women wanting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail but can also apply for any long distance hiking on any trail. It includes tons of women-specific tips, addresses fears and safety concerns, and (my favorite part) has 12 interviews with recent badass women hikers!
Bestselling author Jen Beck Seymour thru-hiked the trail in 2017, and she understands the fears and doubts that may hinder some women from following their hearts. But Jen wants you to know that your dream is not out of reach. In this book, she gives you the answers you need to these (and more) questions:
• Is it safe for women do this alone?
• What can I do to protect myself from dangerous animals or people?
• How do I deal with my period (and other bodily functions) while camping?
• I don’t have a hiking partner – what if I get lonely or injured?
• How can I keep my family from worrying or talking me out of it?
Jen also interviews 12 inspirational women who recently hiked the trail – alone or with a partner (including a mom-and-son team and a family with a baby) – who share their stories with all the honest, down-and-dirty details about the challenges they faced before, during, and after their hikes.
If you’ve always wanted to go hiking – from day hikes to long-distance or thru-hiking – THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
CHICAS ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL will not only help you squash those doubts and fears but will also give you practical advice on how to make your dream of adventure come true.
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Wonderful all around! The author herself is amazing and all of the stories included are full of helpful insight, tips, poignant moments and events that could be experienced no where else but the AT! Thanks for including my story among so many other courageous and strong hikers! ~ Honeybee
Thank you so much Honeybee! xo
I am in the middle of reading this now! I have read your Thru Hiking book as well. Both are just wonderful, thank you. My husband and I are planning to thru hike early 2021 and are preparing now. We are a lot like you in our planning and our tenacity, so you guys are a great inspiration and wonderful resource to us. We are semi experienced outdoors people to a moderate degree so we are looking forward to this epic adventure of a lifetime. I have one small but very major problem. I am insanely petrified of snakes, like no one you have ever seen! I am actively trying my best to overcome this, but it literally haunts my dreams! I have to learn to chill so it doesn’t disrupt our experience. We currently tent camp and hike a lot and knock on wood ‘er um, solid cement with a clear view, no encounters. Please keep your hiking poles crossed for me.
Yay! So glad you’re reading “Chicas” and read our AT tip book as well! Hmmm, only thing I can think of for the snakes is maybe seeing a hypnotist to help with your phobia? We saw a lot of them, but I think we were unusual – because my husband is a snake-whisper (he LOVES them, can you imagine?) and was always looking for them. They didn’t bother me for some reason, so I hate that I can’t offer you any other advice… however, not once did we get hurt by snakes. In fact – no one we knew ever in the hiking community – has gotten bit or hurt by a snake. If you know what to do, what to look for, and respect them – you should be fine. Happy Trails to you two! — Chica