Almost finished reading it , but wish it was longer. Jack is a friend and fellow blogger. This was his wife Sherry's wish to hike The Appalachian Trail. I had never thought much about hiking a hike like that. The closest thing to that for me was a few hour hike at Lost Maples in the hill country. We didn't even take food and water. Takes a lot of planning to make a hike like this. Read the book to learn about trail angels and the funny nick names the hikers use.