- Paperback: 430 pages
- Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conservancy; First edition (March 4, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1889386626
- ISBN-13: 978-1889386621
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #699,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Beauty May She Walk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 60 Paperback – March 4, 2009
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Simply put, we live in a dangerous world. As much as we would like to believe the AT is just a spiritual, safe and innocent journey, much danger lies ahead for anyone, and more so for a female who isn't prepared for her own safety.
Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains made me naturally cautious when in the woods hiking. But I took my caution for granted.
Reading this book helps a woman think and prepare. Leslie does a lot of musing in her book, sometimes I felt she had to learn as she walked. Sometimes I think she made very good decisions, such as separating herself from a rowdy bunch of male hikers when bedding down for the night. (Personally, I would have moved on)
There are better books written for women who hike alone. However "In Beauty May she Walk" is a very good read, providing both entertainment in how Leslie writes and how she handles herself at difficult moments.
I am a hardback book collector ( not a book snob) and a critical reviewer, thus I rarely ever review books. I must, in all honesty say "In Beauty May She Walk" was a page turner for me. When finished, I sat for a long time, with a fresh cup of coffee, and starred out the window into my wooded back yard, thinking long and hard of the strengths of Leslie Mass.
It was only after reading " In Beauty May She Walk" that I came to fully accept, that, which I already knew from research, yet, refused to believe in the beginning. There are, indeed, documented murders on the Appalachian Trail. A wake up call, but, by no means a reason NOT to hike the Appalachian Trail.
(Side Note) Leslie Mass does not muse much about murder in her book. I wanted to emphasize that the female Author and the Title was the reason for the purchase. It was only later that I thought at great length the fragility of humans, and how we must practice safety when we venture into the unknown.
I really enjoyed the book. I have been worried about my neighbor going by herself. After reading this I realized that after the hikers get acquainted with fellow hikers they actually look out for one another. Each individual walks at a different pace but once they get to know you they do helpful things like save places at the shelters, share food, or, once in awhile, the cost of a motel room in town.
This woman loved being out in nature and was a very determined hiker. Her description of the various trails made you feel like you were right there with her. It is a very informative book. I would certainly recommend it for anyone ever thinking about hiking The Appalachian Trail.
Wonderful accomplishment by the author to have done the AT; less so, her writing about it.
And the production of the book is appalling - several pages had passages repeated!