|An eloquent, wise, and witty account of how one man's six-month, end-to-end hike of the Appalachian Trail led him back home.
Leaving mortgage, wife, and cul-de-sac life behind to walk the
Appalachian Trail, Robert Rubin found himself part of a strange culture
of pilgrims and dropouts, a world with its own rules and rituals. With
eloquence and humor, he recounts his 2,160-mile-long trek—the
people he met, the landscapes he passed through, and the spiritual and
physical endurance involved.
On the Beaten Path is a wise, witty look at one of the few remaining pilgrimages in our disillusioned age.
On the Beaten Path
An Appalachian Pilgrimage
by Robert Alden Rubin
The Lyons Press
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