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Lessons of the heart - a trail romance novel?,
This review is from: Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the heart on the Appalachian Trail. (Paperback)Three Hundred Zeroes? What kind of title is that? Did he not walk it? Nevertheless, lessons of the heart on the Appalachian Trail piqued my curiosity. Maybe a romance novel set on the trail. I've hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, and many miles in Europe, never on the AT, but always curious about it. So, when I got the opportunity, I snatched up the book and started reading.
A few pages in and I was already engrossed. It turns out the author is a hammock user and I wanted to know more about that experience. We're both old guys, so another hook that drew me in. And he does ham radio, with Morse Code. I thought that was gone years ago.
About halfway through the book the meaning of the title becomes clear. I'm just a little slow on the uptake. Maybe you will catch on sooner.
I gained a real sense of the day to day life on the trail, the social impact of the shelter system, and the weather, not to mention the wildlife encounters. Each was an entirely different experience than on the Pacific Crest Trail. As a hiker, I enjoyed reading his journey, but I am not convinced I want to do that trail. Days of pouring rain somehow don't appeal to me.
I've taken sort of a lighthearted approach to this review, so I want to emphasize that this is an enjoyable book, well written, and I recommend it to any hiker or reader of outdoor journals.
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