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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
Well written, and uplifting this story takes the readers along the AT for the highs and lows and really helps to inspire you to want to get outdoors. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Drew (@drewsant)
Jeff Alt does a great job capturing his experiences on the trail. The reader gets a first hand experience into what it takes to walk a trail of this distance; the preparing, the... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Taryn Denaro
This is the 12th Appalachian Trial book that I have purchased and I just finished up with Chapter 12 (of 35). Read morePublished 26 days ago by CGB
I liked this story. It was just like being there except without all the hardships of the trail!Published 1 month ago by M. Smith
Great book on the Appalachian trail it took me a long time to finish reading this so I can imagine how long it would take to hike the Appalachian Trail.Published 1 month ago by Gary
I found this a good read and certainly gives an idea of the commitment of thru-hiking the ATPublished 3 months ago by Sheep 10
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 3 months ago by Joseph R. Dirienzo
Interest book that I recommend for friends of nature and family support.Published 3 months ago by John E. Adair
book was in great shape and even came autographed which I did not expect awesomePublished 6 months ago by William Skubis