Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters (Google eBook)

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Menasha Ridge Press, Oct 9, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 248 pages
22 Reviews
Like a well-crafted stage play, Just Passin' Thru delivers one suspenseful scene after another. But in this historic setting ó a store on the Appalachian Trail called Mountain Crossings ó the characters who show up are no fictional creations. They are the real-life stars of the authorís new life as a backpack-purging, canteen-selling, hostel-running, bandage-taping, lost-child finding, argument-settling, romance-fixing, chili-making man of many faces. Like any good drama, there are the good guys (and gals) and the weirdos, too. Some show up once (and thatís enough), and some appear again and again. Some are friends, and some dangerous. But all are united by two things: the authorís story-capturing talent, and whatever it is that lures them to attempt (or conquer) a 2,200-mile path that climbs and plummets from Georgia to Maine.
  

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Review: Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters

User Review  - Katie Anderson - Goodreads

A book that will make you want to go for a hike in the mountains, after you've read just one more chapter, of course. Porter weaves a tale of larger-than-life characters into a rich tapestry of mountain life. An excellent read for all with a wandering spirit. Read full review

Review: Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters

User Review  - Isabella Norse - Goodreads

My husband and I are enthusiastic hikers and have been to the Mountain Crossings store many times. As a matter of fact, we bought our copy of this book there. :-) I enjoyed the tales of the colorful ... Read full review

Contents

Dream Big Real Big
1
PansyAss and Other Funny Plants
9
ItAintAbout the Miles 4 PowerBars and Olive Oil 17
17
A Cold Snap
33
Indian Artifacts
41
Crawfish and Jambalaya
55
Snow Day
67
The Special Gift
77
Cultures Collide
131
The Ladys Slipper Killer
147
Just Left of Crazy
159
Samsonite Twins
179
Double Dose
191
Swingers in the Crosswinds
207
International Man of Mystery
225
Living in the Breezeway of Life
239

Lorac
87
Minnesota Smith
101
The Foot
117
About the Author
249
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