There Are Mountains to Climb: An Inspirational Journey
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At 51, Deeds felt a yearning for some meaning in life and received inspiration while reading a young woman's account of hiking the complete Appalachian Trail (AT). After spending a year planning and conditioning, Deeds set off on her quest to "thru-hike" all 2,155 miles of the AT alone. "Trail magic" came in the form of a free meal, a pep talk from a fellow thru-hiker, or a glass of KoolaidR along the road. After a broken leg sidelined Deeds, she returned to the trail one year later accompanied by a camera crew to complete her journey. The diary format of this print record of her experience compels the reader forward with Deeds through bee stings, insect bites, rain, sleet, and extreme humidity. Her town sketches are as interesting as descriptions of life on the trail, and her memories of fellow travelers are priceless. Moreover, she fully conveys how life slows down and becomes much simpler when reduced to the necessities found in a backpack. This journey of spiritual renewal and record of experiences shared with instant friends of all ages is highly recommended for public libraries.?Lisa S. Wise, EBSCO, Springfield, Va.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Jean Deeds was 51 years old when she gave up a successful career and comfortable lifestyle to spend six months carrying a 40-pound backpack over the rugged Appalachian Trail. There Are Mountains To Climb is her personal account of walking more than 2,000 miles across mountain ranges and through small towns; of finding the magic in nature and the beauty in people; of enduring months of rain, bugs, heat, humidity, pain, fear, and loneliness; and of finding the inspiration to continue hiking each day. Deeds always had the choice to return home to the comforts of civilization. She chose to stay and find the strength within herself to move beyond fear and discomfort. Deed's story is of an unexpected spiritual evolution that grew out of a remarkable test of physical endurance and mental fortitude. There Are Mountains To Climb is a story of finding there is no challenge more worthy than searching for the hero within. The reader will share in Jean's discoveries and perhaps find the inspiration to climb mountains of there own. Highly recommended! -- Midwest Book Review
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Descrizione libro Silverwood Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0965148718
Descrizione libro Silverwood Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110965148718