After losing his wife to breast cancer, Paul Stutzman decided to make some big changes. He quit his job of seventeen years and embarked upon a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,176-mile stretch of varying terrain spanning fourteen states. During his nearly five-month-long hike, he battled brutal trail conditions and overwhelming loneliness, but also enjoyed spectacular scenery and trail camaraderie.With breathtaking descriptions and humorous anecdotes from his travels, Stutzman reveals how immersing himself in nature and befriending fellow hikers helped him recover from a devastating loss. Somewhere between Georgia and Maine, he realized that God had been with him every step of the way, and on a famous path through the wilderness, he found his own path to peace and freedom.
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About the Author
After a year of mourning the loss of his wife, Paul Stutzman decided to take a hike from life and embarked on the pilgrimage chronicled in Hiking Through. A former restaurant manager, he is now retired and planning his next big adventure: a cross-country bicycle trip. Stutzman currently lives in Berlin, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My interest was drawn to this book because I was a hiker & also have breast cancer. I found Mr. Stutzman's book inspirational, funny, & a true joy to read. I could not put it down!!!
after losing a loved one many of us can relate to the desire to just get away from it all. Stutzman did. inspirational spiritually and physically.