Adventure Tales of Wayward: An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikerby Mark Wilson Kelley
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This is the intimate account of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. In the months preceding my thru-hike, I was deeply depressed, struggling with coming of age, substance abuse, and relationships. The trail presented a unique opportunity for discovery, reflection, and introspection. I dropped out of school and within weeks I stood alone to Mt. Katahdin with 2,175 trail miles before me.
Along the way, I trudged through mosquito-infested swamps in Maine, scaled Mt. Washington in zero visibility, and squared off with a 1,000 pound moose on a narrow trail in Mass. I ran out of food, went without water, was nearly killed by lightning, and often wanted to quit. I persevered though to Springer Mtn, Georgia.
Many of the stories reveal conflicts involving substance abuse, denial, and immorality. My ego tells me to edit this manuscript to make me more a hero and less a villain, but I’ve decided to leave the good and the bad untouched to show how the AT occasionally broke my spirit but ultimately built my character.
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Hiking the AT is on my bucket list so I occasionally enjoy reading books on the subject. This particular book is a journal and it reads like one...the author deserves credit for being able to keep up his journal entries given the harsh conditions he endured. Slow start but his writing improved farther into the book. I enjoyed it, but i wish there more pictures.
I loved this book! I was sad to finish it.