A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
A witty, self-effacing, laugh-out-loud tale of two out of shape guys trying to follow through on the crazy notion that they can walk the entire 2100 mile Appalachian Trail.
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America. If you're going to take a hike back east, it's probably the place to go. Bryson is a brilliant observer of people and he will make you laugh out loud, mostly as you see yourself in... Read More »
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In America, alas, beauty has become something you drive to, and nature an either/or proposition--either you ruthlessly subjugate it, as at Tocks Dam and a million other places, or you deify it, treat it as something holy and remote, a thing apart, as along the Appalachian Trail. (p. 200)
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