Trail along on this 2,000-mile, bliss-and-blister adventure away from interstates and into backwoods America. Cross the Smokies, survive Virginia floods, buck New Jersey heat, walk the Presidentials of the White Mountains, and traverse a mile-long gorge. Then, 150 days later, stand victorious on the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Appalachian Odyssey has everything—and then some—about the great hike. Inspiring for all ages whether you’re a backpacker or an armchair hiker.
Appalachian Odyssey was awarded the Honorable Mention in the Outdoor Classic category by the 2009 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA). The Outdoor Classic Award is presented annually to an “unusual and lasting” book that over time has proven to be a significant work in the field.
Open Road Distribution; June 2016
- ISBN 9781504030601
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Appalachian Odyssey
- Author: Steve Sherman; Julia Older
Imprint: Open Road Distribution
In The Press
“Appalachian Odyssey is not only readable and human but cleansing and replenishing.” —Los Angeles Times
“Recommended reading for through-hiker and day-tripper alike.” —Down East magazine
“Sherman and Older write with spirit and wit. They’re good observers, playful, responsive to place names and places.” —Peggy Thomson, The Washington Post
“Walking the Trail with Sherman and Older is sheer pleasure. Delightful reading.” —Publishers Weekly
“Probably the most literate account of hiking the Appalachian Trail’s 2,000-odd miles. This is a beautiful account.” —Dick D. Heller, Jr., Indiana Audubon Quarterly
About The Author
Steve Sherman and Julia Older have co-authored Grand Monadnock: Exploring the Most Popular Mountain in America (Appledore Books) and three Appalachian Mountain Club guides. Steve’s Hugh Quint mysteries and Julia’s Isles of Shoals novels are set in New Hampshire where they write full-time.