Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery: A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail

Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery: A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail

by J. R. Tate
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Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery: A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail by J. R. Tate

Story of J. R. "Model-T" Tate's thru-hike of the Appalachian TrailRecollections of grueling climbs, knee-wrecking descents, mountaintop thunderstorms, snakes underfoot, and the myriad characters encountered on an AT thru-hikeConveys the beauty of the trail and the community that surrounds it

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811712842
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 710,182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

J. R. Tate is a retired Marine Corps officer who has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times since 1990. He lives with his wife Judith and their dog Katahdin in Woodlawn, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
Memories9
Foreword11
Horns or tits15
Garter snake soup is good for the soul52
A fool and his money are soon parted99
Scratchin' in the chicken yard147
Horse piss and the indignant nose197
Another way to take a bath240
A windless sea sails no ships304
Tweakin' the devil's tail350
Tomorrow's memories394
Wimps, humdingers, and sumabitches442
Only daring and insolent men492

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Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery: A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I have read A Walk in the Woods and On the Beaten Path and Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery is the best one of the 3. Once you get used to the voice inside his head as another character of the book it really takes off. Here is someone who actually finishes the trail. I loved the end when he goes on to tell you what has become of his thru-hiking buddies after completing the trail.