By Julie Urbanski
4 years faraway from her first long-distance hike at the Pacific Crest path, Julie, aka Stopwatch, is able to embark on one other thru-hike, this time following the white blazes of the Appalachian path, a 2181 mile non-stop footpath from Georgia to Maine. She is followed via her husband, Matt, aka Optimist, for whom it really is his moment thru-hike of the AT. they're either burnt out from demanding jobs and are either hopeful that the simplicity of the path existence will recharge their batteries, particularly because they've got event on their side.
For Julie, it's a likelihood to enhance the person who she got here to be and got here to dislike, and for Matt, it's a likelihood to relive outdated thoughts whereas residing the path existence he’d come to like. whereas they can by no means expect all that may spread over the months forward, with volatility within the climate and of their moods, they count on the path to alter the best way they see themselves and the area round them. also they are no longer by myself at the path. on a daily basis they're offered with new views from the various forged of path characters climbing along them, some of that have a long-lasting influence on their hike.
This publication is for people that take pleasure in demanding situations that lead us down the trail of self-honesty, who're keen to hitch Matt and Julie as they make their means via wet climate and rocky terrain, as expectancies meet fact, as they meet new humans alongside the best way, and as they look for that means in all of it, all of the whereas following the white blazes of the Appalachian path.
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