For the latest podcast Ali spoke to writer John Scott about his re-published memoir To The Woods: A Journey Along The Appalachian Trail, which could be described as ‘Zen and the Art of Trail Walking’ such is the thought and detail involved.
John’s long walk was 20 years ago, and he reflects on the reasons for taking time out to undertake such a challenge, his complex love/hate affair with the USA, the characters and challenges he met along the way, and how he views his journey 20 years on.
Talking to John was as interesting and inspirational as the book itself, and it proves once again that truth can be stranger than fiction.
You can find out more about To The Woods, as well as how to get your hands on a copy, here – To The Woods: A Journey Along The Appalachian Trail.
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