Avalanche and Gorilla Jim: Appalachian Trail Adventures and Other Tales

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This humorously different adventure makes you laugh, feel good, gives you some thrills and allows you to actually experience hiking the famous Appalachian Trail. A true picture of hiking over 1300 miles of fun-filled, gut wrenching, awe-inspiring mountainous trail. Stocked with the humor of two guys on a long trek over grueling terrain.

The days are enlivened by lighthearted moments, jokes and bantering. Belly laugh at: getting locked in an outhouse when the door knob falls ...

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Avalanche and Gorilla Jim: Appalachian Trail Adventures and Other Tales

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Overview

This humorously different adventure makes you laugh, feel good, gives you some thrills and allows you to actually experience hiking the famous Appalachian Trail. A true picture of hiking over 1300 miles of fun-filled, gut wrenching, awe-inspiring mountainous trail. Stocked with the humor of two guys on a long trek over grueling terrain.

The days are enlivened by lighthearted moments, jokes and bantering. Belly laugh at: getting locked in an outhouse when the door knob falls apart; goofily telling a rattlesnake to hold still while taking its photo; a pet tarantula named Rosie; older middle-aged Avalanche’s quest for younger legs and lungs.

But Al Dragon startles us with fascinating accounts of hikers killed, bodies found in and near an A.T. shelter . . . . Others, severely shot, struggle away from their backwoods tormentor. At the Atlanta, Georgia olympic games a killer mutilates people by a bomb—escapes to the Appalachian Trail and its surroundings where he lurks while Avalanche and Gorilla Jim hike nearby.

You accompany and intimately know the two main characters you’re hiking with. Learn how they got their trail names Avalanche and the memorable Gorilla Jim.

See a television report of Gorilla Jim and Avalanche’s rescue from a mountain snow storm.

Feel the life-changing trail with all senses: blasting heat’s debilitating confusion when you’re out of water, the freezing effects of hypothermia, and the warm pleasures of meeting interesting characters along the way—and people who restore your faith in humanity.

Climb mountains, walk within hailing distance of bears, stay in a tent with jagged lightning bolts crashing all around—you’re on the adventure of a lifetime.

At any age, this true story inspires you to do more than you ever thought you could.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614481706
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 545,422
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Dragon backpacked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Vermont, slept on the ground, endured blasting heat and bone chilling hypothermic freezes.  Al spoke to hundreds of fellow hikers, townspeople, and outfitters, and spent time with two Triple Crowners, rare people who completely hiked the three over 2,000 mile long trails in the U.S. Dragon is a semi-retired Philadelphia lawyer who wrote four manuals, commercial newsletters and newspaper articles, and was a presenter at seminars for lawyers organizations.

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Interviews & Essays

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brigantine, New Jersey

Atlantic City, New Jersey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Awesome book!

    You felt like you were on the AT with them. This is an enjoyable book to read.

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    Posted June 2, 2012

    The stream.

    A small fast stream that atracts many mice squirrels and snakes.

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