- By Steve Adams

My Appalachian Trial II: Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon

  • Title: My Appalachian Trial II: Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon
  • Author: Steve Adams
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • My Appalachian Trial II Creaking Geezer Hidden Flagon Steve Adams a retired overweight year old Brit who had never hiked in his life decided one day that he wanted an adventure Not willing to settle for just any old adventure he decided to hike

    Steve Adams, a retired, overweight, 61 year old Brit, who had never hiked in his life, decided one day that he wanted an adventure Not willing to settle for just any old adventure, he decided to hike the entire length of America s Appalachian Trail, a beguiling attraction for many hikers, both home grown and from all corners of the globe Stretching from Georgia to Maine,Steve Adams, a retired, overweight, 61 year old Brit, who had never hiked in his life, decided one day that he wanted an adventure Not willing to settle for just any old adventure, he decided to hike the entire length of America s Appalachian Trail, a beguiling attraction for many hikers, both home grown and from all corners of the globe Stretching from Georgia to Maine, taking its travelers on a whimsical journey through national forests and parks, along ridges and over mountains, the A.T is the longest hiking only trail in the world The Appalachian Trail is physically strenuous and emotionally taxing, involving a commitment of about six months to complete the entire 2,200 miles only one in four of the people who start in Georgia will actually complete the hike Steve was completely unprepared for the myriad challenges that the trail offered him, but took them on with gusto.My Appalachian Trial II Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon takes up the story when Steve returns to the trail after his unplanned visit home The reader shares his journey, walking alongside him as he falls constantly, laughs loudly, and observes wryly You ll be cheering Steve on as he doggedly heads north in search of his destiny at the top of Mount Katahdin.

    1 thought on “My Appalachian Trial II: Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon

    1. A fantastic and in-depth recount of Steve's epic journey. Battling with the elements, gravity and his internal demons.

    2. He kept on hikingSteve Adams finishes the story of his thru hike in this second volume. I was initially skeptical that he could maintain my interest for another 300 pages, but this book never became mundane even though he describes every day on the trail. What I liked was that Steve actually focused on the hike and the physical and mental challenge it was for him. He was also honest, never exaggerating his own abilities and making clear that this was a difficult task on many levels.

    3. Another great read about the ATSteve Adams pulled me in and took me along with him on his AT thru hike. His writing style is great in my opinion. His story inspires me to continue working towards my own attempt at an AT thru hike. The time to reflect on ones own life when in the woods, and come to terms with it, was amazingly brought out by Adams. Great book for aspiring AT hikers.

    4. Mighty blue blastI've now read both 1 & 2 of My Appalachian trail . I love the rhetoric you keep with yourself and with your fellow hikers . also I enjoyed the fact that you have spread the journey across 2 books. Now that I know you may have hiked the John Muir trail I'd love to here or read about that. Thanks for a great journal of your AT hike.

    5. A tale of a trek.I love adventure stories especially ones that highlight novice endeavors. This story, as with the first, emersed me in the trek, and allowed me to become a fellow hiker albeit vicariously. Easy, serious, funny and an in the moment entertainment.

    6. Application trailConveyed the journey to involve the reader.Easy to stay wit h thru both volumes.Characters were of great interest

    7. Great booksI read both volumes and they were a great way to follow along on the journey. As someone considering a thru hike myself, the books were very informative.

    8. Non-hiker Part 2This second part of hiking the Appalachian Trail or as the author puts it, trial, was as enjoyable as the first.

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