Sheltered: An Appalachian Trail Story by Emily Harper

By Emily Harper

Sheltered is an exhilarating real lifestyles account of the Appalachian path. the 2 thousand mile path spans from Springer Mountain, Georgia via fourteen states and ends at the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. a pair thousand humans exit every year in hopes of finishing the total path in a single move, yet few do.

This tale is full of hiker lingo and weaves with the fine details of hiker tradition. The smelly, bearded hikers, who starvation for burgers and thirst for beer, are the standard comrades at the path. In cities, hikers flock to the grocery shops the place they're greeted with surprised townsfolk, who watch those mountain males with warning. At eating places the waiters stare and their jaws drop to the ground as hikers gulp down burgers with an aspect of Mountain Dew.

Starting out within the spring potential waking as much as snow. by the point thru-hikers get to Virginia, wintry weather is long gone for sturdy, and hikers have their path legs. by way of Pennsylvania, hikers are zapped of power from the warmth and coffee water. they're attacked by way of mosquitoes in New Jersey. They wander off within the cliffs of latest York. Vermont is gorgeous, yet isn't any rival opposed to the White Mountains of recent Hampshire, the place hikers get to stroll above treeline and adventure heaven on transparent days. on the border of Maine, it's so shut and but to this point. Maine, wildest of all, is usually the main brutal, and lovely of all.

Some hike it in sections and others in thru-hikes. It’s been stated, “For a bit hiker, it’s a life of hikes. For a thru-hiker, it's a hike of a lifetime.”

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