The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
A brief History:
I was supposed to go camping in NC at the end of January, sadly weather ruined these plans and it just turned into a weekend hangout at a friend’s house. It was still a great time, one of the people there walked the Appalachian Trail years ago. He was talking about this book and movie, I was intrigued. I rented the movie twice in a month from Redbox, if you have Amazon Prime you can watch it for free as part of your subscription. In this case, I honestly think watching the movie first is a good way to get into it, yeah there are some changes (like most adaptations), but it’s a great watch.
The book bounces back and forth between Bryson’s experience on the trail and the history of the trail. It’s a fun easy read.
Would I recommend this Book?:
I have already! It’s a great read if you like history with a side of snark.
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