When I can’t get out in the world and appease my adventurous appetite, these are the books, films and music with which I fill my brain in order to trick it into thinking that I’m on the trail. I tried not make this a list of my “favorites” of each category, so I have just listed them alphabetically. Instead, to make this list, these forms of entertainment merely need to inspire and motivate me to get outside and explore the world.
A Sand County Almanac
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Peak Experiences: Danger, Death and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast
The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail
180 Degrees South
A Map for Saturday
Mile… Mile and A Half
Into the Wild
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Music has a way of trigger emotions and memories to the listener. There are many songs that remind me of hiking and exploring because I listen to them when traveling toward a hiking destination. I have to show some restraint here and filter out those songs and reference ones whose subject matter inspires traveling, adventuring and escape.
Modest Mouse – Coyotes
The Brave Monkeys Speak
In South America – 2012