We’re going on a bear hunt…

Roarrrrr! or is it Grrrrrr?  I'm unfamiliar with real bears

Roarrrrr! or is it Grrrrrr? I'm unfamiliar with real bears

Well maybe not so much.  In a previous post I lauded Bill Bryson’s take on Britain, Notes from a Small Island, for its exploration of that rainy Isle.  I’ve also dog eared a copy of his book A Walk in the Woods. 

Overcome by a desire to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, a longish hike taking in fourteen U.S states and approximately 3,500 kilometres, Bryson recruits an old school and travel mate Stephen Katz to accompany him.  Although there has been debate over whether he book is entirely accurate (and what travel memoir is?) It is, as always, amusing, witty and highlights the importance of small packaged cakes on hikes. 

Along with droll hiking anecdotes Bryson manages to convey a lot of information about the Appalachian Trail, it’s history, and it’s future.  Published in 1998 it is also a few years old now, but if you like travel anecdotes and hiking, it’s a must read.
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