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A Season on the Trail: An American Odyssey (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail) Paperback – May 10, 2001
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Be wary of early reviewers, despite their badge of being a hiker, thru-hiker, day-hiker, whatever. In my opinion, these reviewers actually read the book without appreciating the depth, as well as the brave and original approach Setzer undertook in trying to present a narrative quite unlike any book on the AT that has come before.
As a hiker, and I'll keep my background and experience level a secret, I suggest that those contemplating a thru-hike, or even a long distance hike on the AT, pay close attention to Setzer's objective observations. As several reviewers seemed to have gone to great pains to point out, Setzer was not a thru-hiker in '96. This, I think, is one of the great strengths of her position as a writer trying to document the thru-hiking experience. And despite the more journalistic point of view Setzer employs, the book is hardly dry as earlier reviewers have claimed. She is unencumbered in her narrative by the tiresome, often egocentric perspective of the first-person voice that permeates most thru-hiker accounts.