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By David Miller

“Makes you are feeling the soreness and pleasure of an Appalachian path thru-hike . . . In brilliant colours, David paints an image of his memorable journey.”—Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian path Museum Society

In 2003, David Miller left his activity, family members, and pals to satisfy a dream and hike the Appalachian path. AWOL at the Appalachian path is Miller’s account of this thru-hike alongside the whole 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On web page after web page, readers are handled to wealthy descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the muse that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments which can in simple terms be skilled while desires are pursued. whereas this booklet abounds with introspection and perseverance, it additionally presents worthy passages approximately protection and correct apparatus, displaying a certified hiker’s arrangements and tenacity. this isn't purely a go back and forth consultant, yet a fantastically written and hugely own view into one man’s experience and what it potential to make a lifelong imaginative and prescient come precise.

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