One man’s remarkable challenge. More than 2,000 miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker?
Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine.
Keith Foskett’s dream of escape started with a single step. When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, Foskett was pushed to his limits....
Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters - including a drug dealer, a world-champion juggler, and a sex-starved Minnesotan - he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history and writes with insight, humor, and reflection. Attempting to keep his English sense of humor alive amid the bumps and bruises, can Foskett survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious?
Shortlisted for The Great Outdoors magazine’s Outdoor Book of the Year, Foskett’s novel-like tale is as entertaining as it is insightful. Venture beyond the journal-entry style of most outdoor books and join the humorous hike of a lifetime.
Balancing on Blue is a superb stand-alone travel memoir. If you like living outside the box, escaping into the wild, and journeying deep into the unknown, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s courageous trek.
Discover how this wilderness escape can change you, too.