by Jan D. Curran
When Jan D. Curran retired from the Army, he hiked the entire 2,100-plus miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, to aid in his transition to civilian life. As a young retiree, he found the journey tedious--sometimes even dangerous--but laden with nature's riches and unexpected spiritual rewards.
In this book, Curran describes in vivid detail the Northern half of his AT adventure, as he finally completes the journey of a lifetime. The Southern half is chronicled in his earlier work, The Appalachian Trail: A Journey of Discovery