The Barefoot Sisters Southbound

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"Rarely will you find books that explore the human emotions of a long-distance trek so honestly and clearly." --Roger Williamson, Campmor, Inc.

"Highly recommended." --trailsbib.blogspot.com

From the book: "We stood for a moment before the venerable signpost marking the summit. Scored with graffiti and the constant onslaught of weather, it stands perhaps three feet high, a wooden A-frame painted Forest Service...

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Overview

"Rarely will you find books that explore the human emotions of a long-distance trek so honestly and clearly." --Roger Williamson, Campmor, Inc.

"Highly recommended." --trailsbib.blogspot.com

From the book: "We stood for a moment before the venerable signpost marking the summit. Scored with graffiti and the constant onslaught of weather, it stands perhaps three feet high, a wooden A-frame painted Forest Service brown with recessed white letters:
KATAHDIN 5268 ft.
Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail
Below this were a few waypoints: Thoreau Spring, 1.0, Katahdin Stream Campground, 5.2. At the bottom of the list: Springer Mountain, Georgia, 2160.2. More than two thousand miles. It was simply a number, too large and incomprehensible to have any bearing on me. The farthest I had ever walked in a day was ten miles and that was with a daypack. Now I was contemplating a journey of months, covering thousands of miles. All of a sudden, there on the summit with the clouds screaming past us, it didn't seem like such a great idea.
I turned to my sister, half-expecting to see the same doubt mirrored in her face. But her eyes were shining, and she smiled with an almost feral intensity. It was a look I would come to know all too well over the next year and a half, and it meant, I am going to do this and no one had better try to stop me. 'We're really doing this,' she shouted over the wind's howl and the lashing rain. 'We're hiking the Appalachian Trail!'"

At the ages of twenty-five and twenty-one, Lucy and Susan Letcher set out to accomplish what thousands of people attempt each year: thru-hike the entire 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The difference between them and the others? They decided to hike the trail barefoot. Quickly earning themselves the moniker of the Barefoot Sisters, the two begin their journey at Mount Katahdin and spend eight months making their way to Springer Mountain in Georgia. As they hike, they write about their adventures through the 100-mile Wilderness, the rocky terrain of Pennsylvania, and snowfall in the Great Smoky Mountains--a story filled with humor and determination. It's as close as one can get to hiking the Appalachian Trail without strapping on a pack.

Listen to the Barefoot Sisters read excerpts from their book here:
Southbound Podcast - part 1
and here:
Southbound Podcast - part 2

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Meet the Author

Susan Letcher is a doctoral student in ecology at the University of Connecticut. She plans to work as a professor for study abroad courses in Costa Rica with the Organization for Tropical Studies.

Lucy Letcher is an artist and a writer. She has an MFA in printmaking from Edinburgh College of Art, and has exhibited in galleries in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Want South bound and Northbound as audio books

    Want South bound and Northbound as audio books

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

    Truly inspirational

    I felt like I was hiking alongside Isis and Jackrabbit while reading this book. At one point in the begining I even found myself getting so aggravated with one of the girls to the point that I shouted out loud!
    I was sad when the book ended, but hopeful when I saw the incomplete sentence of "to be continued..." So, I visited the B&N website in hopes that there was a sequel..the girls did say that they were going to yo-yo. I am dissapointed that there isn't a sequel...but I still highly reccomend this book, it will make you want to tie on your boots (or not) and get hiking!

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    Wonderful Writing Good Story

    Simply one of the best Appalachian Trail narratives to come along in years. Well written and a good story if you like outdoor adventures and enjoy heartfelt and introspective writing this is for you. Susan and Lucy start in Maine and hike south on the AT and bare not only their feet along the way but their souls too. It is a journey of mental discovery as well as a grueling physical challenge by two of the most talented and smartest women you will ever come across. Way to go girls!<BR/><BR/>rmw

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