The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie A hiking journey of discovery through New Hampshire s With A View mountain list

  • Title: The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie
  • Author: Dan Szczesny
  • ISBN: 9781931271301
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • A hiking journey of discovery through New Hampshire s 52 With A View mountain list.

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    • Beth says:

      Full disclosure, I know the author, and Tough Cookie is my NIECE, whom I'm very proud of, for deciding—at age NINE—that she wanted to try hiking New Hampshire's “52 with a View: a list of mountains with (supposedly) easy hikes for amateurs, and spectacular views. I'm not sure she counted on rock scrambling, wolf spiders, treks in the rain and mud and snow and heat, and condescending people who were skeptical of her interest and abilities.The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie reads to [...]

    • Joe says:

      The title alone would have been enough to entice me to read this book - Buffalo? Tough Cookie? Hiking? - couldn't go wrong. But it didn't turn out that way. It's the story of Dan, the author, who's a 40-something hiker nicknamed Buffalo, and Janelle, a 10 year old girl (Tough Cookie) who lives next door with her grandmother. They form some sort of bond, explained in about half a paragraph at the beginning of the book, then spend the rest of the book hiking the "52 With a View" mountains in New H [...]

    • Jeffrey DeRego says:

      Loved it. Dan's prose is impeccable and the outside regular travelogue narrative makes this book both accessible and fun for readers of all ages and mountaineering skill levels (even 0 like me). You can do much worse than read this, and encourage your friends to read it too.

    • Steve Carter says:

      I've had the pleasure of getting to know Dan Szczesny through author events we've done together, and through attending his excellent presentations. In talking about travel writing, he often says, "Try to capture the heart of the day."In this book Dan has captured the heart of many a day. If you read this book, I trust that Buffalo and Tough Cookie will capture your heart as well.

    • Rebecca says:

      Love to hike? This book will not only take you along, but give you an idea of what you will face at a number of hiking sites in New Hampshire. A perfect sized book to keep in the car, and there are spaces at the end of each hiking summary for your own notes.

    • Susan says:

      This is a charming book that tells of the year Dan and his 10-year old neighbor Janelle (trail names Buffalo and Tough Cookie) spent climbing the "52 with a view" list of mountains in New Hampshire. A journalist and author, Dan's description of each hike, as well as the development of the friends' relationship, is written in beautiful descriptive language that conveys you along the trail with them. An added benefit to this book - directions to the trailheads and lists of the trails they hiked, m [...]

    • lynn says:

      Enjoyed this journal which morphed into a book. An 11 year old goes on a hike and wants to keep going back. She and her guardian embark on a journey to climb New Hampshire's 52 with a view mountain lists a year. Lots of fun and ups and downs but they/she keeps on going. What an accomplishment!

    • Liz says:

      A lovely non-fiction book written about hiking in NH. It's really the story of a friendship and a young girls strength to keep challenging herself. There's a current show on NHPR called Windows to the Wild about this team.

    • Mikehaught says:

      Great book. A wonderful mix of hiking stories and mountain guide. Very inspiring. Thank you Dan. Hope to see you on the trails!

    • Beverly says:

      Excellent resource for young hikers in New Hampshire. Highly recommended!

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