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As far as the eye can see : reflections of an Appalachian Trail hiker

Author: David Brill
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"In 1979, David Brill became one of the first of a new generation to complete the Georgia-to-Maine hike on the Appalachian Trail. 'As Far as the Eye Can See', now a classic, chronicles his six-month, 2,100-mile walk, a quest to live simply and deliberately, with room to grow, to breathe, to change, to discover what really mattered to him."
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Named Person: David Brill; David Brill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brill
ISBN: 1621900002 9781621900009
OCLC Number: 856652098
Description: xx, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the fourth edition --
Preface to the previous editions --
Acknowledgments --
1. Fear --
2. Learning to walk, learning to see --
3. Seasons --
4. Our gang --
5. Linear community --
6. Bad company --
7. Sheep and wolves --
8. Gear --
9. Stopping along the way --
10. Hot springs rhapsody --
11. Critters --
12. Where I live --
13. Special attractions --
14. Coming home --
15. Appalachian reunion: twenty years later --
16. A passage, at midlife, along the Smokies AT --
17. On the trail of Benton MacKaye --
Again --
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"In 1979, David Brill became one of the first of a new generation to complete the Georgia-to-Maine hike on the Appalachian Trail. 'As Far as the Eye Can See', now a classic, chronicles his six-month, 2,100-mile walk, a quest to live simply and deliberately, with room to grow, to breathe, to change, to discover what really mattered to him."

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