Adventure Tales of Wayward: An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Adventure Tales of Wayward: An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

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by Mark Wilson Kelley
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300755319
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
155,722
File size:
2 MB

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