Steve Sherman and Julia Older
Foreword by Edward Abbey
"Appalachian Odyssey is not only a readable and very human book but a cleansing and replenishing one."
--Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
"Excellent for either the serious backpacker or those who take their hiking pleasures vicariously."
--The Boston Globe
"Walking the Trail with Sherman and Older is sheer pleasure. Delightful reading."
"Probably the most literate account of hiking the Appalachian Trail’s 2,000-odd miles. This is a beautiful account."
--Dick D. Heller, Jr., Indiana Audubon Quarterly
"Their story is a gentle one of a decidedly ungentle adventure. Sherman and Older proved the Georgia taxi driver, who said they’d never make it, wrong; and for the exciting, happy book the trip produced, we can all be glad they did."
--Robert B. Sullivan, New Hampshire Profiles
"One heck of a lot of interesting stories."
"Sherman and Older write with spirit and wit. They’re good observers, playful, responsive to place names and places."
--Peggy Thomson, The Washington Post
"Describes the practical and environmental features of their walk, along with the mental and spiritual challenges they met with stout hearts and alert perceptions."
"Recommended reading for through-hiker and day-tripper alike."
--Down East Magazine
"They have written a delightful, witty, dramatic, truthful account of their hike."
--Robert D. Franklin, Charlottesville Daily
"Steve Sherman and Julia Older write like a charm, and they have the souls of poets."
--Robert Estabrook, Millerton News (NY)