I just wanted to remind everyone that Take a Hike! A long walk on the Appalachain Trail will only be available for 99 cents for two more days before the price goes up to full retail.  I wanted to give you one more shot at if if you did not take advantage of the initial offer.

If you have already purchased, thank you so much and please do let me know what you think. For those who wanted the paperback, it has finally published and all of those who contacted me have had their book ship at my cost.

Merry Christmas everyone, and Take a Hike!


It is partly a how-to book as well as guide to my own hike. With sections on planning, my gear list, food preparation and my hiking plan, this will help you sanity check your own preparation.  My daily journal is captured in an easy to read eBook, which is a story of my walk from Georgia to Maine with all it's trials and tribulations.

My 13 year old son, Spotter Bear, joined me for 5 weeks and hiked from Port Clinton, PA to Mount Graylock, MA.  His journal is also inluded, and the fresh perspective that his young eyes bring to the trail is refreshing indeed.

I've included a couple of original trail myths as well. One explains how the Ugalu played a role in the creation of the balds in the Southern Appalachians, and the other describes how one thru-hiker met Pamola on the slopes of Mt Katahdin.  I hope you enjoy these little extras.  These stories have also been published under separate cover titled Appalachian Trail Myths: The Ugalu & Pamola.

My hiking book will only be available for 2 weeks at 99 cents before it goes up to $6.99. It is available at the virtually all online booksellers, including:

All I ask in return is that after you read it, you post an honest review of the book on the bookseller website where you downloaded the book.

It is 99 cents for only two weeks, then it will be formally released for $6.99 for the eBook version. If you would like your discounted copy, you will want to download it right away!

A print copy will soon be available [is available now] through Amazon, Barnes & Noble or CreateSpace for $12.99. If you wish a discounted copy of the print book, please drop me an email and I will sell you one at my cost plus shipping. This offer expires at the end of the year, so if a paperback is your reading material of choice, email me right away.

An Audiobook version is under production and expected to be relased in early 2017 on Audible.com, Amazon and iTunes.  I'm interviewing narrators and producers now.

I hope you enjoy the book. Go ahead and tell all your friends about it now, while it's still only 99 cents!

Take a Hike!

-Paddler, AT99,GA->ME

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