This book covers almost six years, the last years of the author’s 50s, and the lower 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee up to Damascus, Virginia. It combines stories about the author’s family forebears in the mountains with stories of fellow hikers he meets and observations on the challenges faced by mountain residents. The author works in financial services and owns an antique business, Raison de Retro, in Atlanta where he lives.
Jefferson, North Carolina: Toplight, 2019. 215 pages with an Index, Bibliography, Notes, maps and photos. Trade paperback.