A Thru-Hiker Reveals Life, Legends and Oddities along the Appalachian Trail
Join adventure author Andy Harrah on his epic hike along the Appalachian Trail. As a recent thru hikercompleting all 2,200 miles during some of the wettest months in historyAndy (a.k.a. Iron Toothpick) shares a first-hand account of the characters, remote towns, and “oddities” encountered on the trail. A must read for backpackers and armchair travelers alike, his realistic and humorous perspective on his journey reveals a new side of the trail that can be appreciated by all but only told by a few.
Meet Andy Harrah
Author Andy Harrah is no novice to adventure. In addition to being a flight instructor and iron distance triathlete, his list of accomplishments includes climbing Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mt. Kenya, and Mt. Elbert, as well as swimming across the Chesapeake Bay. Andy’s appreciation for people and nature comes through in his unique writing style, which uses a combination of wit and momentum to draw readers into his journey with little introduction or the usual justification for the question of “Why?”
Always planning his next challenge, Andy is also a cyclist, sea kayaker and marathoner, and has recently taken up paragliding.
"Quizzical, humorous, probing and often philosophical...Get into an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker's mind...and decide if you want to follow him up the trail." ---Tom Johnson, President, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
"Iron Toothpick presents a real world view of what to expect for anyone considering a long backpack trip on the AT or any other long-distance trail. Harrah addresses everything from logistics, people and weather to the mental aspects of a long trek" --- Reese Lukei, Co-founder, American Discovery Trail
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