A few books to get you started on the intentional hiker path…
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass and Song of Myself
- Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage
- Edward Abbey, basically, anything, but I'm reading The Journey Home right now and it's hilarious.
- Bruce Chatwin, Songlines
- Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
- Hannah Hinchman, A Trail Through Leaves and A Life in Hand: Creating an Illuminated Journal. Documenting your Intentional Hiking journey is one way to deepen the experience and Hinchman shows us not only how to see but also how to capture the entire experience in visually unexpected ways. She is my sketchbook hero.
- Tristan Gooley, The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs and/or The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs.
- Keri Smith, The Wander Society
- Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
- Peace Pilgrim, Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words
Let’s update this list regularly. Together. (I already have a few more to add!)
What books have you read that would help us understand better what it means to be an intentional hiker, a wanderer, a fellow flaneur who is dedicated to the practice of walking in order to “discover and participate in that which is most sacred in life?”
Add that book to the comments, and I’ll add it to the list.
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