The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey
Author: Derick Lugo
MSRP: $19.95 (210 pp.; August 2019)
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
These days, thru-hiking memoirs are as common as rain on the Appalachian Trail and snow in the Sierra Nevada. But it was not always thus.
Earl Schaffer, who in 1948 became the first person to walk the AT from end to end, didn’t publish his seminal memoir, Walking with Spring, until 1982, and few people were even aware that people walk thousands of miles on long trails until Bill Bryson published his huge 1998 bestseller, … Continue reading Book Review: “The Unlikely Thru-Hiker” Is a Dreadfully Delightful Memoir
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