On the Beaten Path An Appalachian Pilgrimage

ISBN-10: 1599214970
ISBN-13: 9781599214979
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: Back in Paperback, with a new afterword by the author Of the thru-hikers who set out to walk the entire Appalachian Trail, most don't make it. Robert Rubin's chances didn't look good. Thirty-eight years old, dispirited, and burned out by a job he no  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Back in Paperback, with a new afterword by the author Of the thru-hikers who set out to walk the entire Appalachian Trail, most don't make it. Robert Rubin's chances didn't look good. Thirty-eight years old, dispirited, and burned out by a job he no longer loved, he decided to leave mortgage and wife and cul-de-sac life behind for a journey that could take half a yearor perhaps never end. On the trail's wooded ridges, Rubin found himself part of a strange vagrant culture of pilgrims and dropouts, a world with its own rules and rituals. With eloquence and humor, he recounts his trekthe people he met, the landscapes he passed through, the spiritual and physical endurance involved (despite a diet heavy in Snickers bars and macaroni & cheese, he lost seventy-five pounds along the way).On the Beaten Pathis a wise, witty look at one of the few remaining pilgrimages in our disillusioned age.

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