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Publisher Description

How one man’s six-month, end-to-end hike of the Appalachian Trail led him back home with a new afterword by the author.Leaving mortgage, wife, and cul-de-sac life behind to walk the Appalachian Trail, Robert Rubin found himself part of a strange culture of pilgrims and dropouts, a world with its own rules and rituals. With eloquence and humor, he recounts his 2,160-mile-long trek—the people he met, the landscapes he passed through, and the spiritual and physical endurance involved. On the Beaten Path is a wise, witty look at one of the few remaining pilgrimages in our disillusioned age.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2013
August 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Lyons Press
SELLER
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
SIZE
6.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Hiker at heart ,

Well written, introspective

I've read at least 10 books chronicling an Appalachian trail through hike. This one is more introspective than most. I guess that's to be expected from a writer turned through hiker rather than a through hiker turned writer. If you're looking for a detailed journal of daily hiking misadventures, keeping looking. If you enjoy a glimpse into someone else's struggle for meaning and fulfillment, you've found the right book.

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