There Are Mountains to Climb

Front Cover
Silverwood Press, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 216 pages
1 Review
Highly praised account of a 51-year-old woman's 1990s thru-hike and the personal and recreational lessons she learned along the way.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - readingfiend - LibraryThing

This is the best book I've read about a woman hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was well written and very imformative and it made me feel like I really COULD hike the trail if I wanted to (which I do). Read full review

There are mountains to climb

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

At 51, Deeds felt a yearning for some meaning in life and received inspiration while reading a young woman's account of hiking the complete Appalachian Trail (AT). After spending a year planning and ... Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

adventure afternoon ahead along Amish Appalachian Mountain Club Appalachian Trail Appalachian Trail Conference arrived backpack Benton MacKaye Blueberry boots Brad bushwhack came campground carabiner challenge climbed Cloverdale Colorado Trail couldn't Damascus decided degree temperatures Del Doc Delaware Water Gap Denver Dan didn't dinner don't Dreamcatcher Drifter Duncannon Earl Shaffer Earth Frog Eckville feel feet felt Fontana Dam friends Georgia Goatherders Greene King Greg hadn't Hampshire Hanover Harpers Ferry head Hiawassee hike the trail hikers hiking stick hitchhike Hot Springs However ibuprofen Indiana Indianapolis Star It's Jabberwocky JettButt Johnson City journey Katahdin knees knew Knothole Kool-Aid lives Lonesome Dove long after dark long underwear longest day looked Magoo Maine Manchester Center Methuselah miles hiked moma months morning motel mountain myself Nantahala Outdoor Center Nantahala River night Norman Rockwell North Carolina North Woodstock odyssey organic farm pack pain Pearisburg Pennsylvania Phineus Pink Panthers pitch my tent rain Rainbow Springs realized rhododendron road rock climbs Rockfish Gap rocks seemed shelter Sher Bear Slacker sleeping bag sleeping pad Smoky Mountains someone Special Olympics spent Springer Mountain started stay stopped Strider Swan Song Swiss Army knife Tennessee terrain thought thru-hikers took Tortoise town trail mix trail name trees Troutdale Vermont Virginia Virginia Beach walked wanted wasn't Water Boy Waynesboro week went West Virginia White Mountains White Rabbit wilderness wonderful Wood Rat woods Yeti

Bibliographic information