When a mismatched group of aspiring thru-hikers gather at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, they form a bond as they head north on a 2,000-mile trek of bickering, romance, self discovery and gritty humor. Richard Judy, who thru-hiked the A.T. in 1973, rehiked the Trail in sections in the 21st century to rediscover his love for wilderness and to reimagine a lifetime of adventure in his novel, THRU: An Appalachian Trail Love Story. In a tale described as “beautiful and alive,” THRU captures the essence of the last great American adventure and answers the question posed by all thru-hikers: “What have I gotten myself into?” THRU is published by the Appalachian Trail Museum, which receives all proceeds.
|Publisher:||Appalachian Trail Conservancy|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Richard Judy, who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1973 as "Peregrine," spent a long career in public relations for major U.S. corporations and is actively involved in local Georgia nonprofits that support hikers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have not read this book yet. Others have told me it is better than Walking in the woods.
Have done section hiking on the AT. It was interesting sharing some of the adventures of the main characters, that Judy depicts so well. I have read a couple of AT books, and by far, this was the best. Actually this is the best read for me, since UNBROKEN.
Maybe all Appalachian Trail books should be fiction. That way, you can get in all the characters, experiences, and atmosphere in a logical way that flows along. Real life, non-fiction hiking is not so neat. The plot was very true-to-life, and the background was real. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read, and I've already passed the book along to my hiking partner.