I loved how this book gave a rich history of the trail itself along with the author's experiences that happened along the way. It's filled with hilarity and awe as Bryson describes the trail in such detail, it's as if I can hear the rain falling on the leaves and smell the dirt under his hiking boots.
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).