"Walker's description of his fellow hikers is the best part of this fine book. He has a real talent for capturing human foibles." Smokey Mountain Book Review, Jeff Minnick
"Ruthlessly self-deprecating. It's a winning tone." Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tom Becnel
"I was surprised at his honesty. I respect his dealing with the subject of trail romance the way he dealt with it and not using graphic descriptions." Village Journal
This book is such a delight to read because of his fondness for people, and his talent for capturing it all in words." Appalachian Long-Distance Hiking Association
Skywalker writes a great read on my favorite trail. I have read dozens of trail writes and this is the best so far. Highly recommend.
One of the best books about through-hiking the Appalachian Trail -- and I've read a bunch of these. "Skywalker," being 6'11" tall, had to deal with some unique problems in backpacking -- like finding a sleeping bag long enough to be useful. A fascinating read, with many wonderful stories about folks he met along the way! Rick HuttoSkywalker
is a great writer of hiking and walking experiences. Try his other books on Annapurna and Way of St. James. Ron LaSalle
From the Author
Some have joked that this book is as much about what NOT to do, as what to do. Skywalker couldn't agree more!