Alone Together: My Adventure on the Appalachian Trail

Alone Together: My Adventure on the Appalachian Trail

by Wally Miars

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$19.99

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ISBN-13: 9781625101716
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Alone Together: My Adventure on the Appalachian Trail 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
peoplewatcher35HM More than 1 year ago
I have read several books about the AT but have only experienced the trail vicariously. The author does a great job of describing the daily life on the trail without letting it get boring. The book is humorous but not as funny as Bryson's book, but is every bit as entertaining. What elevates this book above most is the theme and the way the writer develops it. The writer states that his view of his fellow man has changed. We all need more of that and this "feel good" book accomplishes that. I also like the of the author's personal reflections, which you may or may not agree with. They alone are worth taking the time to read this book because he makes you think. I am not sure that Bryson needs to more over, but he should make room for this author. Bryson was a write who hiked, this is a hiker who writes. I hope he writes more books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writer quickly drew me into a very interesting story with some humor. I am not a hiker but was intrigued by this book and am glad I read it. The setting is a hiking adventure and the writer has a talent for making you feel a part of his adventure. But more so he opens his soul and heart in a way that makes you think about a great many things. I may read it again because it was fun reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author gives little written description of the actual trail along the AT. Wally, Silver Streak, is straight about being a novis backpacker, and that is obvious. What he does do a great job at is describing other hikers he meets on the trail and the relationship that evolves. He & I are about the same age, and being that I am a older female backpacker I found his attitudes towards women to be frustrating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books about personal trail experiences. This is more about relationships and companionship on trail. I would fire the editor cause there were many typos.
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I have always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail, but probably the closest that I am going to get is reading Alone Together. This was a great book: very readable, often surprisingly funny, filled with interesting and often inspiring anecdotes, emphasizing the need for others even when completing a solitary task. Wally makes the trail come alive for the reader, recounting the highs and lows of the journey.
Susie54 More than 1 year ago
Once I started this book I could not put it down. The story is interesting and uplifting. It is not cover to cover laughter, but the writer is very funny. What raises this book to five stars in my mind is the enduring message that is woven into the story. I am an older lady and my friends and I have all read this book and we are planning to visit the trail and meet some hikers and be trail angels. We can not wait for summer so we can serve trail magic!
Professor65 More than 1 year ago
The author uses an interesting hiking story and some funny stories to introduce you to a segment of our society that I find fascinating. The story about the hitchhike was particularly funny but he spun the story in a way that he can make a point about our young people. It was a very profound conclusion. Too often we seen the bad around us, but he reminded me that we need to take a better look. All together he shows us a lot of interesting things about hiking and the people who do it. I found the book to be very encouraging. I would love to meet the people he shows us.