Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery: A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail

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Stackpole Books, Sep 1, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages
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Recollections of grueling climbs, knee-wrecking descents, mountaintop thunderstorms, snakes underfoot, and the myriad characters encountered on an AT thru-hike.
 

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Contents

1 Horns or tits 1
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2 Garter snake soup is good for the soul 29
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3 A fool and his money are soon parted 65
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4 Scratchin in the chicken yard 101
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5 Horse piss and the indignant nose 139
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6 Another way to take a bath 172
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7 A windless sea sails no ships 223
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8 Tweakin the devils tail 257
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9 Tomorrows memories 291
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10 Wimps humdingers and sumabitches 327
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11 Only daring and insolent men 365
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About the author (2013)

J. R. Tate is a retired Marine Corps officer who has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times since 1990. He lives with his wife Judith and their dog Katahdin in Woodlawn, Tennessee.

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