The Honest Backpacker Practical and Inspirational Book

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The Honest Backpacker:

A Practical Guide for the Rookie Adventurer over 50

By James Klopovic and Nicole Klopovic



A recent U.S. News Baby Boomer Report says exercise is important to over 67 percent of Baby Boomers. The Boomer generation, which consists of 77 million Americans, continues to work out for many reasons mainly for their overall health and social lives. Breakout author and hiking expert James Klopovic has a message to share with this generation on the best way to take care of the mind, body, and spirit—and how to get more out of life—by hiking.  He shares his knowledge, for even the most novice non-hiker, in his newly released guide, The Honest Backpacker: A Practical Guide for the Rookie Adventurer over 50 [Affinitas Publishing, October 2017].

James and his co-author and daughter Nicole Klopovic teach others how being with nature is a vehicle for becoming and living, for growing as a person, and getting more out of life. James explains, “The Honest Backpacker can change your life much for the better, if you let it. It’s about living life to the fullest, experiencing family, making friends, introducing younger generations to hiking, preserving the natural environment, and having fun. Hiking is only a door, and every trip opens the way to more opportunities to explore, experience and share.”

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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis comments about the new release, “I believe the trail is there for everyone, at every phase of life, however, the more mature hiker is often overlooked, especially if they are new to backpacking. The Honest Backpacker fills a much-needed void with vivid anecdotes and practical step-by-step instructions for folks over the age of 50 who are hitting the trail for the first time.”

In The Honest Backpacker, future adventurers will be presented with practical and inspirational ideas, while examining hiking as a way to general self-improvement.  Preparing for a hike is really preparing to get the most from life.

  • How nature is one of the best ways to reach your potential and have fun
  • How even the least experienced hiker can become inspired to improve their life by experiencing nature
  • Practical tips for getting the body, mind, and spirit ready for an outdoor experience . . . and life
  • How hiking is only the beginning to a new world of experiences
  • Step One: Where to begin? For those who have never hiked…
  • “The Art of The Walk”

About the Authors:

James Klopovic – When James Klopovic retired after two careers and 45 years of “flying a desk,” he resolved to spend his golden years making memories. He decided to try backpacking and immediately fell in love with it. His many backpacking adventures have included hiking both the England Coast-to-Coast Walk and portions of the Appalachian Trail. James’s motivation for writing The Honest Backpacker is to inspire his fellow Baby Boomers (and others) to stay active, take the road less travelled, and experience the wonders of the trail. He lives in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Nicole Klopovic – Nicole Klopovic discovered her passion for outdoor activities as a child, when her father James would take her and her sister on nature excursions around their home in North Carolina. She is an avid backpacker whose experiences include hiking over 15,000 feet to Laguna 69 in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Her plans for future trips include hiking the Appalachian Trail and her ancestral homelands, Croatia and Australia, with her father. She lives and works as a certified physician assistant in Sacramento, California.

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The Honest Backpacker: A Practical Guide for the Rookie Adventurer over 50 is available at Amazon and booksellers worldwide.

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