I enjoyed this trip report. It’s basically his trail diary.
In 2003, David Miller left his job, family, and friends to fulfill a dream and hike the Appalachian Trail. …
While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about safety and proper gear, showing a professional hiker’s preparations and tenacity.
This is not merely a travel guide, but a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man’s adventure and what it means to make a lifelong vision come true.
If you want to hike the A.T. this is a good read. Very systematic and well organized information. He was a 41-year-old computer programmer at the time.
David Miller went on to publish Appalachian Trail guidebooks.
That said, I’d recommend you hike the Pacific Crest Trail instead. It’s a better thru hike. 🙂