By Bill Bryson
The longest non-stop footpath on the planet, the Appalachian path stretches alongside the East Coast of the USA, from Georgia to Maine, via essentially the most arresting and celebrated landscapes in the US. on the age of forty-four, within the corporation of his buddy Stephen Katz (last obvious within the bestselling Neither right here nor There), invoice Bryson trigger to hike during the significant tangled woods that have been scary good humans for 3 hundred years. forward lay nearly 2,200 miles of distant mountain desolate tract jam-packed with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, toxic crops, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling assassin and - might be such a lot alarming of all - humans whose favorite hobby is discussing the relative benefits of the external-frame backpack. dealing with savage climate, cruel bugs, unreliable maps and a fickle spouse whose profoundest want used to be to visit a lodge and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled throughout the desolate tract to accomplish a lifetime's ambition - to not die outdoor.
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