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Inspire me to grand adventure
April 10, 2011 1:13 AM   Subscribe

Help me find engaging audio sources of accounts of people hiking the AT or PCT or something similar.

Someday I'd like to hike the Appalachian Trail or perhaps the Pacific Coast Trail, or perhaps something similar. I can't go now, but I'd like to listen to other people's accounts of their travels on my daily commute to work.

I tried reading Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" but couldn't get through it -- it just didn't hold my attention.

I don't have much time (or maybe inclination) to read books now so I'm looking for audiobooks or podcasts that you've heard that really engaged you and perhaps even inspired you take the first step on that grand adventure.
posted by indigo4963 to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Audio CD of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, his hilarious account of hiking the Appalachian Trail.
posted by Ellemeno at 1:32 AM on April 10, 2011


Oops, somehow I didn't see past the first three lines of your post. Sorry.
posted by Ellemeno at 1:33 AM on April 10, 2011


If there's an audio version of "The Last American Man" you might like that... It's sort of short, and there's only a short bit on his AT adventure, but parts of the book are pretty inspirational, in my opinion..
posted by Glendale at 5:32 AM on April 10, 2011


We listened to an abridged version of A Walk in the Woods that was excellent - maybe look for that and try again?

Check out this list from Skokie PL, too: Bill Bryson Read Alikes.
posted by hms71 at 6:27 AM on April 10, 2011


If you (or any other MeFites) hike the PCT, memail me. :)
The small town I live near is on the trail's route, and we get hikers every year. :)
posted by luckynerd at 9:18 AM on April 10, 2011


Hmmm.... thanks for the feedback. In the meantime, I did a search in google on "podcast Appalachian trail" and got a number of hits. I'll be investigating those.
posted by indigo4963 at 7:23 AM on April 12, 2011


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