Take a Hike! is the story of one man's journey on the twenty-one hundred and sixty-seven mile long Appalachian Trail. Tim Hewitt, whose trail name was Paddler, writes about trip planning and preparation and includes his daily journal for the six month adventure. He is joined by his thirteen year old son David for five weeks in the summer. David's journal and perspective are also included.
This book is not intended to be an all-inclusive planning guide for your Appalachian Trail thru-hike, but it does contain information that the author believes will help you to plan and succeed in your own long distance hiking adventure.
Bonus chapters bring you a sample of Tim's creative writing talent as well, as he introduces you to the mythology of the Cherokee Ugalu, and the Penobscot Pamola, two spirit-beasts that haunt the Appalachian Mountains. These short stories are also available in the stand-alone book Appalachian Trail Myths: The Ugalu & Pamola.