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Appalachian Hiking and Camping
Join author & guide Don Defreeze

Exploring the Appalachians?

Want to tap a star hiking and outdoor guide?

Let me be that spark who will energize the adventure and feed the curious mind.

Don Defreeze Appalachian Hiking guide

 I've been exploring the area's trails and countryside for well over 30 years and have helped others experience countless adventures. Take this opportunity to let me guide you throughout the Roanoke region.     I extend my knowledge to all.


Mountains and Sun

Are there things you have to do today?  Aren't there always?  What would you think or do if you could cut those strings tying-up thoughts, drive and intent?  What would it be like?  What if I told you that such a state is inevitable- Think about it.

Feel the changes in mind that liberate thought over a hike's adventure. Become part of a sobering perception that will forever revitalize the very way you consume time.

Join and Follow Don's Stream of Thought on an Appalachian Trail Hike

The Trilogy:

(All books can be ordered in our Shop or links provided below)

Book 1:
Hiking Character

Please Read- Get started on the trail as Don can do nothing but reminisce and grapple with the journey's obstacles that lie ahead. This book builds a framework of who Don is, his history and the importance of this hike and also the answers he seeks.

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Book 2:
Hiking Character

Climb Beyond the Crest- Immersed into the hike, Don must commit to see it through and then reaches deep into his nature to overcome the drudgery and pain of reaching his shelter goal. Solace of the shelter combines with his life's experience and insight to make conclusions about the essence of existence and life itself. This is our state we live in.

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Book 3:

? (under construction, reinforce the concepts conceived at the shelter; move forward to understand their ramifications; feel what lies ahead and even try exercises touching the future)

Please Read by Don Defreeze
Climb Beyond the Crest by Don Defreeze

Target date: Spring 2024

Reader's Favorite:  "Readers will enjoy how the author deals with challenging situations, and mustering enough strength for the next step, but the lessons that derive from this experience are gems for the reader...  A great read, indeed."

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Online Book Club:  "Climb Beyond the Crest is a wonderful and unique work that will absolutely leave you stunned...  I found myself latched onto the book all the way until the end."

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Book Eccentric:  Find-out  details about Don's motivations to write Climb Beyond the Crest.  Learn his positions on several aspects of life and how writing has changed over time.  This interview is a great insight into the book's content.   Read Full Interview

Appalachian Trail Scene

I offer my accompaniment and guidance as a courtesy to all that want to hike, camp and adventure. This is not only your chance to receive excellent Appalachian guidance but a time to directly hear Don's insight into the Universe we live. I'm sure it will widen your perspective. Education, BS Meteorology & Geology.

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Television Appearances

Television Appearance Don Defreeze

WSLS Channel 10:  June is National Camping Month, and Don Defreeze adds his knowledge on the show.  Then, he showcases Climb Beyond the Crest.  Link to full press release

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