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In addition to finishing, Alt's goal once his feet hit the trail was "to share the spirit for which I was walking" with everyone he met, and this he certainly accomplished. In return, he learned a great deal about life from the colorful characters he encountered on the trail, while countless kind strangers offered "trail magic" in various forms, including food, lodging, and greatly appreciated laundry services. He also received overwhelming support from his family and the residents and staff of Sunshine Home, who helped him through quarter-sized blisters, fatigue, and even self-doubt during his 147-day trek. Charming, inspiring, and often funny, A Walk for Sunshine gives readers a good feel for both the logistics involved in undertaking such a journey and the culture of "thru-hiking" the AT. It's also a moving reminder that "living your dream is one thing, but sharing it lets everyone live it with you." --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Blue Ridge Outdoors
"...There are numerous books on hiking the Appalachian Trail, but Alt tells the story best..."
Maine Outdoor Journal
Alt reflects on how sleeping with a skunk, being chased by a bear, charged by a bull, blisters, insects, and weird food cravings changed him in profound and positive ways.
The News-Press, FL
"Alt nails the Trail experience. A WALK FOR SUNSHINE shares top billing on my book list."
-- Dale Boweman, THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES
"Alt's words amply convey the camaraderie among fellow hikers, the beauty of the eastern mountains, and the hardships on the Appalachian Trail.
-- Walt Young, THE OUTDOOR TIMES
"If you're looking for an adventurous, humorous, and inspirational read, try "A WALK FOR SUNSHINE."
-- Don DeNEVI, Book Reviewer
"Some of the most engaging stories in Alt's book are about eating while on the trail...THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL DIET."
-- Sylvia Carter, Newsday
"With humility and charm, Alt tells his tale with awe for the people and his surroundings...inspiring and entertaining."
-- Todays Librarian
"You will appreciate this story strewn with laughter at nature's antics and stark realities of life. I thouroughly enjoyed this book."
-- Karen Martin, NATURE SOCIETY NEWS
"a fascinating story...A WALK FOR SUNSHINE is absorbing, humorous, and an inspiring true life adventure travelogue."
-- THE INTERNET BOOK WATCH
"A WALK FOR SUNSHINE continues to touch the lives of those who read it.
-- Douglas Siebenaler, Sunshine Incorporated
Jeff combined a physical challenge with a worthwhile cause and ended up with a personal victory." -- --Jean Deeds, author, There are Mountains to Climb
I found this a good read and certainly gives an idea of the commitment of thru-hiking the ATPublished 1 month ago by M.D.Schrantz
Great inspirational book. I too believe that hiking is great for the mind, soul and body. I was just recently diagnosed with MS and the trail helps me to cope both physically and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph R. Dirienzo
Interest book that I recommend for friends of nature and family support.Published 1 month ago by John E. Adair
book was in great shape and even came autographed which I did not expect awesomePublished 4 months ago by William Skubis
Motivational. Enjoyed the read. In a perspective that a novice can understand. Ready to hit the trail now. Love for my wife to join me.Published 5 months ago by Jerry
Great narration of his experience on the trail I loved the map every chapter showing location. Motivational and uplifting readPublished 5 months ago by Lisa M. Nevin
Or series of stories,actually. The book is well written in a conversational styleit gives as good a feeling for the trip as can be done in so short a book. I enjoyed it.Published 6 months ago by Daniel Farrell
I loved this book, the descriptions the difficulty of his journey, the support he had, the whole story was great. What a story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eager Reader
Alt takes readers on his journey from Georgia to Maine. He made the entire hike--never doubting his determination and always mindful of the cause for which he was walking. Read morePublished 7 months ago by hikerguy