Lynn Setzer spent hundreds of hours interviewing on the fly and reading the diaries of people who were ‘through-hiking’ the Appalachian Trail in 1996. Some of these hardy souls (and feet!) were determined and experienced, planning to go from Georgia to Maine straight through while others were doing a section at a time or actually not sure of their final plans. As she notes their experiences you become immersed in a world of mountain and valley names, the impact of simple things like sharing a trail snack, new forms of foot pain, and the reality of hiking a 2100 mile trail which crosses national parks, interstate roads, phenomenal wilderness areas and intersecting a few Trail Angels.
Product DetailsPrice: $14.95
Paperback: 222 pages with black and white photos
Author: Lynn Setzer
Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conference, Menasha Press
Year Published: 1997, 2001