A Walk in the Woods
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll... show more
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
Publish date: 1998-07
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
I really enjoyed this book after have no idea what to expect. Bryson basically tells his story of his on and off hike of the Appalachian Trail while mixing in a great deal of humor, history, and philosophy on life and nature. I found myself both pausing to think and laughing out loud multiple time...
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is part travelogue, part comedy, and part monologue. The book is at times informative, at times unkind, and at times funny. It is a personal journey, a social commentary, and a call to action to protect the Appalachian Trail. Overall, my reaction is as diverse as t...
I love books about hiking and the outdoors so this was a natural pick for me and it didn't disappoint. It was funny and meaningful at the same time. It didn't have that "I found myself" cliche that most books of this genre have. It was simply a fun story about a couple of guys who tried, and sometim...
19952014Mostly, after nearly twenty years, all I remembered was that it was about a man and his friend hiking the Appalachian Trail, and that it was a fun read. Of course, that is mostly what it's about, although Bryson manages to include a great deal more, from the odd business of shopping for gear...
I thought this book was hysterical! Plus it was neat to read about them going through the Blue Ridge Parkway which is right around where I live! There were some scientific rants here and there that got a little dry at points but Bryson seems to realize hes gone on long enough and inserts quips like ...
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