The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey

The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey

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Publisher Description

Derick Lugo had never been hiking. He certainly couldn’t imagine going more than a day without manicuring his goatee. But with a job cut short and no immediate plans, this fixture of the New York comedy scene began to think about what he might do with months of free time. He had heard of the Appalachian Trail, but he had never seriously considered attempting to hike all 2,192 miles of it. Suddenly he found himself asking, Could he do it? The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is the story of a young black man setting off from the city with an extremely overweight pack and a willfully can-do attitude. What follows are lessons on preparation, humility, race relations, and nature’s wild unpredictability. Through it all, Lugo refuses to let any challenge squash his inner Pollyanna, persevering with humor, tenacity, and an unshakeable commitment to grooming that sees him from Georgia to Maine.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2019
August 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
232
Pages
PUBLISHER
Appalachian Mountain Club Books
SELLER
Appalachian Mountain Club
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Wilma Gunn ,

Fabulous! 😉

What a great read about life, growth,love, friendship, courage and strength. I so enjoyed this book.

EwokSixx ,

Thru-Hike, one page at a time

I can honestly say, while reading, I was right there walking with the author. Often found myself reading until Mr. Fabulous got to the next shelter before I would put the book down, so I didn’t leave him hiking the trail without me.

Spartyfan78 ,

Perfect

Amazing story, kept it open for two days straight. I’ve read other stories about the AT, but this hits home, a rookie hiker experiencing the energy of nature for the first time, absolutely loved it!

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