Come along for a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail with "Shadow." Experience Appalachian Trail magic. Meet Appalachian Trail men and Appalachian Trail women.
This is a true story of my 2002 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. The story is a simple tale of what it takes to hike 2275 miles in four months, live alone most of the time, learn how to do with little and enjoy every moment of the adventure.
For those considering a thru-hike, you will find the technical information contained in the book invaluable. This is a celebration of the freedom of the hills and the joy of long distance hiking and backpacking.
Here are some highlights.
• Each day is my favorite - each new day is a new adventure in self-discovery and problem solving and joy and happiness.
• The trail is the most intense way to live fully because it is so simple.
• When you find someone with bad trail karma leave them quickly.
“It’s much better to have a lot of pleasant memories than bitter regrets. Imagine how many folks wish they could do what we’re doing and never get out and just do it. Living a lifetime of adventure is much more satisfying than savoring one adventure of a lifetime.”
Bert "Shadow" Nemcik, AT02
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Published January 16, 2011
Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors.