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- Publication Date: May 1, 2016
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Ordinarily, this would be a warning sign of an amateur who simply does not know how to turn off the spigot. But thankfully, that's not the case with"Three Weddings and a Sabbatical" (volume 1) and "Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon" (volume 2; hilarious title).
Adams not only possesses a clever British wit, but is a truly effective, entertaining, and informative writer. If you want to know what it's like to hike the AT, you won't go wrong reading Mighty Blue's account.
I notice that some reviewers have objected to his weaving elements of his past and personal lives into the account of his hike. But honestly, once you've hiked the trail, you begin to understand how it has a way of bringing such introspection to the surface, and it's not at all out of place here, in my opinion. Those who (mistakenly, in my opinion) think it is somehow not integral to his hike can of course skip these more "domestic" bits, but I appreciated the author's candor.
Remember, the two best books, or at least most successful, "about" long-distance hiking, Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" and Cheryl Strayed's "Wild," are good *because* they are more than just another tedious, slightly glorified hiker journal (of which there are far, far too many).
Steve Adams is funny, insightful, and full of honesty about what it takes to hike the Appalachian Trail. If you want a taste of that experience, you can't go wrong with his two-volume memoir.