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Fabulous, gritty, nuts & bolts of trail hiking
on May 9, 2017
If you want to read a book about actually hiking the AT, and not a fluffy, sappy account of someone's emotional life and trying to escape their problems and then every once in a while they're hiking on this trail, then this is THE book! But be clear that this is what you will be getting; a day to day, blow by blow account of hiking the AT including the minutia, drudgery and often repetitiveness that is a part of this 2000+ mile journey. It just is. That being said, some parts of this book just aren't that gripping. But, they are honest and true to author David Miller's experience. I loved it. I loved the little details of everyday trail life. I found it absolutely fascinating and this was what I thought was lacking in another well known bestseller that was recently made into a film and was so disappointing and "wild" to me. Are there life lessons learned from hiking solo for so many miles? Of course, duh. But, the physicality and actual hiking of the trail is what I was interested in and what the author gives his full attention in this amazing recounting. If that's what sounds interesting to you, then you will not be disappointed!