Monday, November 15, 2010

Book Spotlight : Amazon Encore presents AWOL On The Appalachian Trail by David Miller

From Amazon:
Book Description: In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to fulfill a dream and hike the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller's account of this thru-hike along the entire 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On page after page, readers are treated to rich descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments that can only be experienced when dreams are pursued. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about safety and proper gear, with a view into a professional hiker's preparations and tenacity. This is not merely a travel guide, but a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man's adventure and what it means to make a lifelong vision come true.

Map of the Appalachian trail 

Taken from the book introduction:

"In the spring of 2003 a few thousand people strapped on backpacks and headed out into the mountains of north Georgia. Their destination: Maine, over two thousand miles away. Eighty percent of them didn't make it."

Sounds like the beginning of a great adventure. I'm eager to read more!

About the author: David Miller is the author of "The A.T. 
Guide," a guidebook for hiking the Appalachian Trail that is updated annually, as well as "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail," a narrative of his own journey hiking all 2,172 miles of the famous trail. David has worked as a software engineer, handyman, and writer. He lives in Titusville, Florida with his wife and three children.


Presented by Amazon Encore.  To learn more about this 
book and Amazon Encore, click HERE.


Teenage Bride said...

this makes me feel adventurous haha

Suko said...

Natalie, I am really not that much of a hiker, but all that could change--this sounds like an exciting book! :)

Alice Teh said...

Natalie, thank you for introducing this book! I love the outdoors and quite like hiking as well. I'm definitely looking out for this book.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks, Natalie...this sounds like a wonderful mix of adventure and introspection. A true journey.