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I have not read it, but found this link to get it for free on kindle

http://www.pixelofink.com/free-eb....letcher

At the ages of twenty-five and twenty-one, Lucy and Susan Letcher set out to accomplish what thousands of people attempt each year: through-hike the entire 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The difference between them and the others? They decided to hike the trail barefoot.

Quickly earning themselves the moniker of the Barefoot Sisters, the two begin their journey at Mount Katahdin and spend eight months making their way to Springer Mountain in Georgia. As they hike, they write about their adventures through the 100-mile Wilderness, the rocky terrain of Pennsylvania, and snowfall in the Great Smoky Mountains – a story filled with humour and determination. It’s as close as one can get to hiking the Appalachian Trail without strapping on a pack.


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The promo has ended and it's listed at fourteen dollars and some odd cents now

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I am currently reading the book.  So far I like it but I have yet to find how they ever came up with the 300 pages they did.  They just aren't that interesting with some of their stories but the book does read well.  I enjoy it mostly for the details about trail life, you can envision some of the characters they run into.

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I haven't started it yet because my son and I are defeating the Eragon books together since the fourth and final one came out.

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They have a second book too.."Walking Home". They do a Yo Yo..head south to Springer Mountain, then turn around and go back to Maine.

I liked both books a lot. I can barely walk on the beach barefoot, never mind on a trail but I really enjoyed their trials and tribulations and it got me interested in backpacking and maybe contemplating at least a long section hike on the AT. I've done bits and pieces as a day hiker.

I wish they'd gone on to hike the PCT or CDT but I guess that was it for them.


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Shoot, sorry I missed seeing this, although I didn't have a kindle until Christmas.

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I keep saying I should get a kindle. I bought my daughter one last year for Christmas. But I guess I like the fact that a book can take a beating much better than any piece of electronics can. I'm hard on my books and can't imagine what I'd do to a kindle. Just keeping my cell phone alive is a chore.  :laugh:

In any form, the Barefoot Sister books are worth a read. I'm assuming their story is true. It's pretty amazing. Walk the AT barefoot through most of it and do it in the winter! Then turn around and do it again. Wow.


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