2,000 Miles Together: The Story of the Largest Family to Hike the Appalachian Trail

2,000 Miles Together: The Story of the Largest Family to Hike the Appalachian Trail


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As his six children slept on the dirty floor of a women's restroom while a blizzard howled outside, Ben Crawford had one thought: Have I gone too far?

The next morning, Child Protective Services, along with an armed sheriff, arrived to ask the same question.

2,000 Miles Together is the story of the largest family ever to complete a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, defying skeptics and finding friends in the unlikeliest of places. On the trail, Ben Crawford battled not only the many dangers and obstacles presented by the wilderness-snowstorms, record-breaking heat, Lyme disease, overflowing rivers, toothaches, rattlesnakes, forest fires, and spending the night with a cult-but also his own self-doubt. In an effort to bring his family closer together, was he jeopardizing his future relationship with his kids? When the hike was done, would any of them speak to him again?

The Crawford family's self-discovery over five months, thousands of miles, and countless gummy bears proves that there's more than one way to experience life to the fullest. You don't have to accept the story you've been shown. By leaving home, you'll find more than just adventure--you'll find a new perspective on the relationships we often take for granted, and open yourself up to a level of connection you never thought possible.

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ISBN-13: 9781544502403
Publisher: Benjamin Crawford
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Pages: 468
Sales rank: 135,785
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Ben Crawford is an entrepreneur, author, and influencer who, along with his wife, Kami, and their six children, set the record in 2018 for the largest family and youngest female (7-year-old Filia Crawford) to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. His greatest goal is to discover the full potential of the human family, and to empower people to find freedom by questioning the status quo. Ben's previous book, Unleash Your Family, details the Crawfords' approach to turning the chaos of quarantine life into structured creativity. On his YouTube channel, Fight For Together, Ben aims to challenge existing perspectives on marriage, family, parenting, and self-awareness--through everything from running ultramarathons with young children, to experimenting with authority by living a year with no rules. The Crawfords live just outside Cincinnati, where they are currently planning their next adventure.

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