Imagine A 7 Year Old Boy Asking His Father If They Can Hike The Entire Length Of The 2,200 Mile Appalachian Trail Together Then Imagine That The Father Says Yes Now Think What Are They Getting Themselves Into For The Author Of This Deeply Felt Book, The Planned Hike Is An Opportunity To Bond With His Son And Be What He Calls Barbarians In Touch With Natural Processes Far From The Comforts Of Home It S Also A Chance For Nature To Do Some Healing In His Life, Too.For The Boy, It S A Once In A Lifetime Adventure.They Start In West Virginia And Head North, Through Cold And Wet Spring Weather, Carrying Only What They Need And Picking Up Resupply Boxes Along The Way The Boy Is Entranced By The Freedom, Asking Questions Nonstop And Pointing Out Every Interesting Bug, Bird, And Blossom They Pass But He S Also Stubborn, Sometimes Scared, And Occasionally Too Tired To Trudge On.Dad Relishes Seeing The Natural World Through His Son S Eyes, But He Also Struggles With The Responsibility Of Keeping The Journey Going Forward By The Time They Reach Vermont, With Aching Feet And Frazzled Nerves, Their Plan To Take A Train To Georgia And Hike North To Where They Started Is In Serious Jeopardy.But The Trail Beckons.Closely Observed, Wonderfully Described, And Bracingly Clear Eyed, This Inspiring Book Will Appeal To Nature Lovers And Would Be AT Hikers Alike It Offers A Vivid Evocation Of Both The Camaraderie And Dangers Of Trail Life As Well As The Difficulties Of Modern Child Rearing And The Powerful Lure Of An Untamed Natural World.
[Reading] ➸ A Childs Walk in the Wilderness ➮ Paul Molyneaux – Techotechies.us
- 224 pages
- A Childs Walk in the Wilderness
- Paul Molyneaux
- 23 September 2017 Paul Molyneaux