Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Virtual Appalachian Trail Hike - Becoming Odyssa
I have just finished reading a wonderful book by Jennifer Pharr Davis - Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail. There was nothing virtual about this story.
It all starts with a simple premise. When Jennifer graduated from college she didn't know what she wanted to do with her life. She decided to hike the Appalachian Trail by herself and take time to think about her future. This is the story of her solo hike on the AT and I found it fascinating. And believe me when I say ... her journey wasn't simple.
I have read a few books about the experiences of those who hiked the trail - Becoming Odyssa is one of my favorites.
I found a YouTube video where Jennifer talks about her experiences on the trail that first trip (she has since walked the trail again and set the fastest time for a woman thru hiker on the AT). You can find that link here. It runs about 30 minutes, but you don't need to watch all 30 minutes to get a flavor of who she is and what her book Becoming Odyssa is about.
Even if you aren't into hiking or walking, I know you will enjoy this book.