[Reading] ➸ A Childs Walk in the Wilderness ➮ Paul Molyneaux – Techotechies.us

A Childs Walk in the Wilderness 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
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • A Childs Walk in the Wilderness
  • Paul Molyneaux
  • English
  • 23 September 2017
  • 9780811711784

10 thoughts on “A Childs Walk in the Wilderness


  1. says:

    I received this book directly from the author, in exchange for writing a review But with a life long fascination with the Appalachian Trail AT I couldn t wait to read it.Paul Molyneaux, a middle aged father of two with a shaky marriage, decides to take his 8 year old son on a thru hike of the AT He is a fan of Benton MacKaye s writings about the trail and how nature restores our souls But he s as jaded as most cubicle working, middle aged adults, and he s searching for the meaning of his life.The two take trail names Paul Tecolate, Son Venado , shoulder their backpacks and head out Venado is thrilled by the freedom of the trail, and spends his time asking a million questions and examining insects, animal tracks and streams Tecolate frets about his marriage and job prospects, and worries about getting to their next food drop before they are hungry.Over the months on the trail, Tecolate starts to see the trail and the world through the unbiased and curious eyes of his son Even during the hardest parts of the trail endless rain, mosquitoes, vertical climbs, a vicious dog running loose, filthy shelters Venudo never loses his optimism Among a thousand hikers focused on making it from Stone Mountain Georgia to Katahdin, Venado is focused on the joy and beauty of the walk itself.It would be wonderful if every child had the opportunity to spend time on an adventure like this one But it would also benefit every adult to go on the adventure with the child and re ...


  2. says:

    A very touching and down to earth account of the walk along the Apalachian trail around 2000 miles an 8 year old boy made with his father A spritual odyssee for the father For the boy a bonding experience with his father with whom he shares his love for the great outdoors The boys asks his poppy ...


  3. says:

    I read this book because I have a small obsession with the Appalachian Trail I am not sure that I could or would hike the entire trail but reading this book safely transported me along the trail I enjoyed following this journey and it has sparked my interest in hiking at least part of it.


  4. says:

    Wonderful book The author and his son s energy reconnected me to the wonder if the outdoors Made me want to get on a trail.


  5. says:

    interesting account of the long walk, insights into what it s like with an 8 year old and many questions, some of the philosophy of the trail and its founders and it s hikers that are often met and re met and of the writers own insecurities re family matters etc


  6. says:

    I liked the idea of this book but also was not enad with the author or his writing style The only thing that kept me reading was I wanted to know what it was like to hike the trail And, it wasn t too great at that I think the book should be called A Dad s Walk In The Wilderness The purpose of the walked seemed to fulfill the author s delusions of grandeur he keeps referring to his Facebook page and iPhone rather than a book about a hike with his son He seems impatient with his son many times, and frankly the son does a fabulous job of keeping up Seriously, he seems to have little understanding of a 7 8 yr old kid Also, the book doesn t really have a main focus It meanders through a rocky marital relationship, unfulfilled journalism writing career, distrust of government..which would have been fine but he doesn t get into any issue deep enough to develop any compassion for him and in the end he just seems like a whiner Al...


  7. says:

    I believe Mr Molyneaux had a couple of books he wanted to write He wanted to chronicle his son s trek on the Appalachian Trail, but he also wanted to add a couple of lectures here and there about ecological economies and Leave No Trace principles I don t always mind such things, but there certainly was little flow from the trail narrative to such topics Even so, the book gave me a good sense of the difficulties experienced on and off the trail I was somewhat taken aback by the complexity of arrangements for sleeping, trading work for food, planning for food pickups, and dealing with the variety of fellow hikers I appreciate the author s efforts to make this trip come alive for the reader, and I deeply respec...


  8. says:

    I hiked to the top of My Katahadin and have daydreams about hiking the AT His book, their journey, sounded interesting, but there seemed to be an awful lot of talk about the burgers they ate here, then th...


  9. says:

    I really wanted to like this but unfortunately the author s writing style didn t endear him or the book to me Still, credit must go to Paul and his son for achieving this accomplishment and I am glad they documented their experiences.


  10. says:

    Another great book about an Appalachian Trail journey Easy and quick read.

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