A Walk For Sunshine- 3rd Edition: A 2,160 Mile Expedition For charity On The Appalachian Trail [NOOK Book]

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Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates and hilarious food cravings. As Alt walked through freezing temperatures, driving rain and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Alt's adventure inspired an annual fundraiser which has raised over $160,000 for the Sunshine Home where his ...
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A Walk For Sunshine- 3rd Edition: A 2,160 Mile Expedition For charity On The Appalachian Trail

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Overview

Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates and hilarious food cravings. As Alt walked through freezing temperatures, driving rain and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Alt's adventure inspired an annual fundraiser which has raised over $160,000 for the Sunshine Home where his brother lives. As you walk along with Alt, you experience the success of turning dreams into goals and achieving them. Alt shares his life lessons from the trail with a focus on family, stewardship of the earth and good health. New chapters to this edition include: The Sunshine Home and the annual Walk-With-Sunshine he inspired; What is Cerebral Palsy? and Jeff's hiking gear list, including gear and tips to take the whole family hiking. [i]A Walk for Sunshine[/i] has been featured in media nationwide including ESPN and Hallmark Channel. Previous Editions: 978-0967948225 & 978-0967948201
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Editorial Reviews

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When Jeff Alt (trail name: Wrongfoot) first decided to hike the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, he intended to do it alone. As it turned out, several hundred others walked alongside him. Hiking the AT was a longtime personal goal of Alt's, but as he began to plan his trip he realized that he wanted his effort to somehow serve a greater purpose. So he decided to share the experience by turning his adventure into a fundraiser for the Sunshine Home, a facility in Maumee, Ohio that cares for 850 developmentally disabled residents, including his brother, Aaron, who has cerebral palsy. In the seven months leading up to his walk, Alt focused completely on fundraising and training, eventually raising $16,000 that allowed the home to buy much-needed communication devices, lifts, and walkers. He also inspired an annual fundraiser, Walk with Sunshine, and is contributing part of the proceeds of his book to the cause. In addition to finishing, Alt's goal once his feet hit the trail was to share the spirit for which I was walking with everyone he met, and this he certainly accomplished. In return, he learned a great deal about life from the colorful characters he encountered on the trail, while countless kind strangers offered trail magic in various forms, including food, lodging, and greatly appreciated laundry services. He also received overwhelming support from his family and the residents and staff of Sunshine Home, who helped him through quarter-sized blisters, fatigue, and even self-doubt during his 147-day trek. Charming, inspiring, and often funny, A Walk for Sunshine gives readers a good feel for both the logistics involved in undertaking such a journey and the culture of thru-hiking the AT. It's also a moving reminder that living your dream is one thing, but sharing it lets everyone live it with you.
—Shawn Carkonen
—This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

ENLIGHTENING and INSPIRING.

Blue Ridge Outdoors

...There are numerous books on hiking the Appalachian Trail, but Alt tells the story best...
-Maine Outdoor Journal

Alt reflects on how sleeping with a skunk, being chased by a bear, charged by a bull, blisters, insects, and weird food cravings changed him in profound and positive ways.

The News-Press, FL

Alt nails the Trail experience. A WALK FOR SUNSHINE shares top billing on my book list.

— Dale Boweman, THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES

Alt's words amply convey the camaraderie among fellow hikers, the beauty of the eastern mountains, and the hardships on the Appalachian Trail.

— Walt Young, THE OUTDOOR TIMES

If you're looking for an adventurous, humorous, and inspirational read, try A WALK FOR SUNSHINE.

— Don DeNEVI, Book Reviewer

Some of the most engaging stories in Alt's book are about eating while on the trail...THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL DIET.

— Sylvia Carter, Newsday

With humility and charm, Alt tells his tale with awe for the people and his surroundings...inspiring and entertaining.

— Todays Librarian

You will appreciate this story strewn with laughter at nature's antics and stark realities of life. I thouroughly enjoyed this book.

— Karen Martin, NATURE SOCIETY NEWS

a fascinating story...A WALK FOR SUNSHINE is absorbing, humorous, and an inspiring true life adventure travelogue.

— THE INTERNET BOOK WATCH

A WALK FOR SUNSHINE continues to touch the lives of those who read it.

— Douglas Siebenaler, Sunshine Incorporated

Jeff combined a physical challenge with a worthwhile cause and ended up with a personal victory. — —Jean Deeds, author, There are Mountains to Climb

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967948249
  • Publisher: Dreams Shared Publications
  • Publication date: 9/12/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 210,592
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Alt's adventures have been featured on ESPN, Hallmark Channel and more. Alt is a talented speaker and award-winning author. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Alt has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter across a swath of Ireland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Loved it!

    I LOVED THIS BOOK! Not only did you feel like you were a thru hiker with the author, you see true compassion, perseverance, and altogether best sides of our human nature. I highly recommend this book for our teenagers to discover how to follow your dreams and unplug! Thru hiking isn't possible for many of us and the author has successfully invited us along for a great ride (or hike rather)! Personally, my favorite book of the year! What would your thru hiker trail name be?

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

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    One of the BEST books I have read....

    This is a must read book for anyone who thinks of hiking or had been hiking for any length of time. It is full of so much wisdom that could actually save you a lot of grief if you do plan on hiking. Sure hope the writer does another book because he such a gifted writer. From the equipment he used he had to fix, to the interesting people both good and bad he met, as well as skunks sleeping on his sleeping bag with him, mice being caught in traps, bears, cows, moose and other beasts encountered. Support system, and lessons learned when walking alone. Facing fear and working toward a goal. Would write more but am limited on space. Its simply a great great book.

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