By David Miller
“Makes you are feeling the ache and pleasure of an Appalachian path thru-hike . . . In vibrant shades, David paints an image of his memorable journey.”—Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian path Museum Society
In 2003, David Miller left his task, kin, and acquaintances to meet a dream and hike the Appalachian path. AWOL at the Appalachian path is Miller’s account of this thru-hike alongside the total 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On web page after web page, readers are handled to wealthy descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the muse that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments which may purely be skilled whilst desires are pursued. whereas this booklet abounds with introspection and perseverance, it additionally presents valuable passages approximately protection and correct equipment, exhibiting a qualified hiker’s arrangements and tenacity. this isn't simply a shuttle advisor, yet a superbly written and hugely own view into one man’s event and what it skill to make a lifelong imaginative and prescient come true.
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