As Far As The Eye Can See: Reflections Of An Appalachian Trail Hiker

As Far As The Eye Can See: Reflections Of An Appalachian Trail Hiker

by David Brill

Paperback(4th Edtion)

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In 1979, David Brill became one of the first of a new generation to complete the Georgia-to-Maine hike on the Appalachian Trail. As Far as the Eye Can See, now a classic, chronicles his six-month, 2,100 mile walk, a quest to live simply and deliberately, with room to grow, to breathe, to change, to discover what really mattered to him.

This new edition includes two new chapters: “A Passage, at Midlife along the Smokies AT” and “On the Trail of Benton MacKaye—Again.” They recount a time of reawakening in the author’s life, when Brill pulled his backpack off its peg in the shed and took to the trail once more, returning to the woods not as visitor but as a man who felt most at home in the forested mountains of the Appalachians. In the process, he rediscovered—as most hikers do—the centering experience of exploring earth with feet and the healing power of the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621900009
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 05/25/2013
Edition description: 4th Edtion
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 792,883
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David C. Brill is the author of Cumberland Odyssey: A Journey in Pictures and Words along Tennessee’s Cumberland Trail and Plateau and Desire and Ice: Searching for Perspective atop Denali. He has scaled both Mt. Rainier and Mt. McKinley.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition ix

Preface to Previous Editions xiii

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter 1 Fear 1

Chapter 2 Learning to Walk, Learning to See 14

Chapter 3 Seasons 22

Chapter 4 Our Gang 32

Chapter 5 Linear Community 52

Chapter 6 Bad Company 65

Chapter 7 Sheep and Wolves 78

Chapter 8 Gear 90

Chapter 9 Stopping Along the Way 99

Chapter 10 Hot Springs Rhapsody 113

Chapter 11 Critters 123

Chapter 12 Where I Live 135

Chapter 13 Special Attractions 141

Chapter 14 Coming Home 158

Chapter 15 Appalachian Reunion: Twenty Years Later 165

Chapter 16 A Passage, at Midlife, along the Smokies AT 173

Chapter 17 On the Trail of Benton MacKaye-Again 190

Reading List 209

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