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Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Terence Young


Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to the RV lifestyle who move their homes from state to state as season and whim dictate? This book would claim: all of the above. Camping is one of the United States' most popular pastimes. Campers have been enjoying themselves for well over a century, during which time camping's appeal has shifted and evolved. This book takes readers into nature and explores with them the history of camping in the Uni ... More

Keywords: campers, camping, pastime, recreation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780801454028
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Young, author
California State Polytechnic University