I like the title. It sounds like something I would use myself! These folks have written a history of hiking. So far it is only available in paperback at US$18.95 from Amazon which is a bit of a problem for folks like me in Oz – but remember you can use Shipito. Perhaps there will be an electronic version available soon, because looking inside it you will find many interesting snippet – and some wonderful photos. Historical curios such as hikes by Alexander or the Emperor Hadrian intrigued me as does mention of George Finch, the Aussie climber who invented the world’s first down jacket. I suggest you have a close look at this fascinating new book.
Some interesting historical photos to whet your appetite:
Civilian Conservation Corps workers
Fanny Bullock Workman