The Appalachian Trail (The Book)

I have read another book. I give myself applause. I'm starting to enjoy this leisure.

The book is the second book I read from author Jack Darnell. I have made friends with him and his wife through the blogging world as I also enjoy his daily blog post over at the shipslog.

I was only a few pages into the book "The Appalachian Trail" when I was hooked. This book took me on a journey that forced me to day dreaming moments as if I was actually hiking along with them. I could picture the beauty of the trails they crossed and the people (with crazy nicknames) they encountered. I smiled when I found out what their hiking names become.

I was amazed at what goes into preparation to even begin such an adventure. I was in total awe. I had no idea. Many friends were made along their hike as they encounter a few obstacles, laughs and lots of smooches. 

This book was a pleasure to read on my Kindle but now wish I would have ordered a signed copy. 

This past weekend, me and my husband walked into the Gander Mountain store here in town and while he looked at shoes, I dashed over to the hiking equipment. I wanted to see what kind of things they pack into those back packs and it was really cool. I thought about the characters in the book as I marveled at the tiny pots, cookers and tents. 

Thanks Jack! Now I want to do it! I just know I could not talk Nick into doing such a thing but I know if he started, he would be like Sherry and want to keep going.

I'll stop here before I give the book away, but there were some unexpected surprises in the book and chapter nine made my eyes water.

You can order this book HERE or HERE and enjoy.


  1. This sounds like a good read! I love sitting in my yard during the summer afternoons reading. Thanks for the recommendation Lisa. :)

  2. I think I'd like that book. I walked a little part of the trail a long time ago.

  3. I read a book about the Appalachian Trail years ago and ever since, I have that on my bucket list!! What an experience that must be, to hike the trail from start to finish! There is one spot that I cross on the highway down to NYC that says we are crossing over the Appalachian Trail - I always want to get out of the car and walk, rather than take the highway!

  4. I watched a documentary on the AT years ago that made me want to hike it, too....that is until I figured out there would be snakes and bears. I would be willing to do parts of it in the winter, when these two beasties are hibernating.

  5. My copy arrived last week. I'll do my review when I finish. I love Jack's blog so I know I'll enjoy this read too.

  6. Hi Lisa, It was just last night that I spent quite a long time reading Jack's blog and found it very interesting. I look forward to reading his book. Thanks for bringing his blog to my attention through your side bar. Blessings.

  7. I asked Jack to autograph my Kindle after I ordered "The Appalachian Trail". I love Sherry and his adventures. Can't wait to hear about the next one.

  8. Thanks friend Lisa, what a nice surprise this evening. I appreciate the review so much, you are a dear. I look for ward to meeting you and Nick one day. When Sherry started following (lurking) your blog she said to me, you would love Lisa's blog, she is so imaginative. She is right we both love your blog, she reads it all the time but never comments, I know you must have lots of readers the same. Anyway, thanks.

  9. Is the book as good as you make it sound? I'll have to find out