The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail

A Memoir of Discovery, Endurance and a Lazy Dog


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About the Book

This upbeat nitty-gritty memoir, based on the author’s 2001 trail journal, chronicles one man’s hike the whole length of the Appalachian Trail, beginning just north of Atlanta and finishing six months later in Maine. The journey included adventures with a faithful and eccentric dog, a new romance, and the challenges and triumphs of walking 2167 miles in all kinds of weather.

About the Author(s)

Kevin Runolfson is a Marine Corps veteran and rock climber. He is a police officer in Seattle, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Kevin Runolfson

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4767-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5681-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. The Beginning of a Long Trip      3

2. Rufus, Rangers and Rain      30

3. Thinning of the Herd      51

4. Carnivorous Death Cows      68

5. Virginia Is for Lovers      91

6. Baking with New Friends      112

7. Tribulations of New York–New Jersey      130

8. Hot and Hotter Still      147

9. The Greens and the Whites      162

10. New Hampshire Brings Dad, but Takes Rufus      185

11. Mainly Beautiful      208

Epilogue      220

Index      221