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Benefits of Hiking: A Means-End Approach on the Appalachian Trail

@article{Hill2009BenefitsOH,
  title={Benefits of Hiking: A Means-End Approach on the Appalachian Trail},
  author={Eddie L. Hill and Marni Goldenberg and Barbara Freidt},
  journal={Tourism recreation research},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={19-27}
}
The purpose of this research was to examine the outcomes prompting hiking along the Appalachian Trail (AT). By using means-end theory, linkages between attributes, consequences, and values of the AT hiking experience were made. The researchers conducted forty-three interviews of AT hikers. Self-fulfillment, self-reliance, fun and enjoyment of life, and warm relationships with others were some of the values that emerged. Specifically, strong links existed between hiking and exercise, exercise… 

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