North Country Cache by Joan Young
New York to North Dakota, snowbanks or blazing sun, afternoon strolls and backpacking treks, Young serves up an eclectic collection of essays chronicling 2300 miles of hikes on the longest footpath in the United States, the North Country National Scenic Trail. On her quest to hike the entire 4600 miles of the trail, Joan encounters the best and worst of people. Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, always honest, it's a great read for hikers and non-hikers alike, with color pictures, riveting tales and endless adventures. Partway through, you almost start thinking you could do it too.