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Thoreau Leave No Trace Trail Guide (Boy Scouts of America)
"Thoreau: Following the tracks of a different man" (National Geographic, March 1981) - William Howarth, Farrell Grehan
Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Map and Guide - Maine Woods Forever
Follow in Henry David Thoreau's footsteps around Concord! Established in 2017, this 10-mile trail was the result of cooperation between the Boy Scouts of America's Spirit of Adventure Council, Concord Scout House, The Thoreau Society, Thoreau Farm Birthplace, and the Town of Concord Division of Natural Resources. This fold-out guide with map follows the route to 25 sites of importance in Thoreau's life and work. Boy Scouts can earn a Thoreau Leave No Trace medal and patch by completing this hike in uniform and completing the required fees and questionnaire. Non-Scouts can certainly follow the trail, too.
A slightly used copy of the March 1981 issue of
, featuring Will Howarth's 39-page article about Henry David Thoreau's travels. Includes color photographs and maps; as well as a section of nature photographs that are paired with salient Thoreau quotes. A real keeper, for Thoreau researchers.
Follow the routes taken by Henry David Thoreau and his Wabanaki guides in 1846, 1853, and 1857. Cartography by Michael Hermann, with essays by Richard W. Judd and James Eric Francis, Sr. A must for anyone hiking or paddling in Maine.
The University of Maine Press, 2007. Map measures about 17 x 28 inches when unfolded.
Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Map and Guide: East Branch of the Penobscot River - Maine Woods Forever
Thoreau at Mackinac - Mackinac Arts Council
Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild - David K. Leff (SIGNED)
The second map in the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Map and Guide series, this map of the East Branch of the Penobscot River details portages, rapids, campsites, and other information important to canoeists, and includes a historical overview of Thoreau's journey. Includes essays on the back of the full-color map. A must for paddlers on the Penobscot River.
The University of Maine Press, 2013. Map unfolds to about 17 x 23 inches.
In 1861, just months before his death, Henry David Thoreau journeyed west with his traveling companion, Horace Mann, Jr. In July they visited Mackinac Island, where they explored the natural wonders of Northern Michigan and studied the flora and fauna of the straits area. This book celebrates Thoreau's bicentennial and commemorates his visit to Mackinac. Contributors are John Barr, Kevin Barton, Rachel Cline, Chloe Herscher, Jeffrey Riordan Hinich, James P. Lenfestey, Kyle Miller, Pete Olson, Tammy Rose, Corinne H. Smith, Glen Young, and Henry Thoreau himself.
Mackinac Arts Council, 2017. Paperback, 135 pp.
Meet Henry David Thoreau, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and other intrepid explorers as you travel northern Maine's rugged woods and waters. In a wild country of ledge and trees that stubbornly resists encroaching civilization, find a young couple padding through the trials, triumphs, and sheer mental and physical exhaustion of wilderness travel severely testing their ability to get along and even complete the trip. Fill your ears with roaring rapids and yodeling loons. Smell pungent spruce and dank swamps. Encounter moose and majestic sunrises cloaked in morning mist. A few pages, and you will find yourself deep in the evergreen forest. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Homebound Publications, 2016. Paperback, 156 pp.
Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey - Corinne Hosfeld Smith (SIGNED)
Traces Thoreau's 1861 "Journey West" with Horace Mann Jr. which took the duo from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. The details of this last, longest, and least-known of Thoreau's excursions are outlined here. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Green Frigate Books, 2012. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format, 435 pp.