On the Beaten Path : An Appalachian Pilgrimage

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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Of the thru-hikers who set out to walk the entire Appalachian Trail, most don't make it. Robert Rubin's chances didn't look good. Thirty-eight years old, dispirited, and burned out by a job he no longer loved, he decided to leave mortgage and wife and cul-de-sac life behind for a journey that could take half a year - or perhaps never end. On the trail's wooded ridges, Rubin found himself part of a strange vagrant culture of pilgrims and dropouts, a world with its own rules and rituals. With eloquence and humour, he recounts his trek - the people he met, the landscapes he passed through, the spiritual and physical endurance involved (despite a diet heavy in Snickers bars and macaroni & cheese, he lost seventy-five pounds along the way). On the Beaten Path is a wise, witty look at one of the few remaining pilgrimages in our disillusioned age.

Author Biography

Robert Alden Rubin is a writer and editor whose previous books include The Weather Wizard’s 5-Year Weather Diary, Poetry Out Loud, and Love Poetry Out Loud. He lives with his wife, Catherine, in Sykesville, Maryland. 

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