Book Description: The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in Americaâ€“majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If youâ€™re going to take a hike, itâ€™s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide youâ€™ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the wayâ€“and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).