AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
In 2003 David Miller, a 41 year-old engineer, quit his job to backpack 2172 miles from Georgia to Maine. His story is told here in Awol on the Appalachian Trail, an outstanding contemporary account of hiking on the A.T. It provides a vivid description of the Appalachian Mountains, the small towns... show more
In 2003 David Miller, a 41 year-old engineer, quit his job to backpack 2172 miles from Georgia to Maine. His story is told here in Awol on the Appalachian Trail, an outstanding contemporary account of hiking on the A.T. It provides a vivid description of the Appalachian Mountains, the small towns threaded together by the trail, and people met along the way. Abundant photographs complement the book's exacting prose. This book puts the reader into the shoes of the long distance hiker, and draws parallels between lessons learned on the trail and challenges of everyday experience. It is entertaining and funny, insightful and informative. It is about liberation, motivation and perseverance. This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to break free from routine, anyone with a desire for adventure.
Publish date: April 30th 2006
Publisher: Wingspan Press
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
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, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
, Sports And Games
This book is really good with information for someone who plans to hike. I haven't done anything like a big hike so it's interesting to me to learn more. If you're looking for entertainment and inspiration, it isn't the best that I've read for that. It's mostly the facts in a no nonsense way. Re...
Really like this great blend of detailed trail info and introspection about the experience of doing the AT. David is a middle-aged happily married man with children and a job (that he doesn't love too much). Not your typical thru-hiker, so it was interesting to hear his story. He gives a little bit ...
I think this is the 9th AT book I have read this year. I really enjoyed Miller's take on his 2003 trip along the trail. I like when the hikers are social and write about the companions and camaraderie on the trail - and AWOL certainly fit the bill.Lots of good, inspirational quotes contained within...