On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage (Paperback)

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On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage (Paperback)


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An eloquent, wise, and witty account of how one man's six-month, end-to-end hike of the Appalachian Trail led him back home.
Robert Alden Rubin is a wirter and editor who lives with his wife, Catherine, in Sykesville, Maryland.
Product Details ISBN: 9781599214979
ISBN-10: 1599214970
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 256
Language: English

 A beautiful story.”



A book for the rest of us, who will never climb Annapurna but still need to do something to test our own physical and mental limits.”

National Geographic Adventure


 Delightful. . . . [Rubin] writes humorously and honestly.”Seattle Times


Engaging and enjoyable.”

Library Journal


Rubin opens his heart to hikers, people in the nearby towns and the reader, inviting everyone along to share both hardship and discovery. ... [He] tells a human tale of the search for meaning and the understandable need to reduce a complicated life to a simple passage from white blaze to white blaze, from town to town.”

News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina