My Own Hike: A Woman’s Journey On The Appalachian Trail


At the age of 41, and having never backpacked more than thirty miles in her life, Nancy Shepherd set off to hike the 2,168 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Along the way she grew from an inexperienced hiker into a confident long-distance backpacker, a status earned through mental, as well as physical, struggles. Lessons learned on the trail helped form her new self and gave her the strength to go beyond the perceived “rules” of the trail and end her hike on her own terms.

“This book is a must-read for anyone who is planning an Appalachian Trail thru-hike; who has ever thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail; who has previously hiked the AT; or who enjoys reading about others who have hiked the AT.”

“Ms. Shepherd’s account is riveting in its descriptions of the places she sees and the adventures she has, and I felt like I was right there with her, cheering her on. In reading her words, I felt her grow as a person along with her growing as a hiker, and I wished I could have been there with her at the very top of Katahdin at the end of her amazing journey.”

If you like reading inspiring stories of epic adventure, you’ll enjoy My Own Hike. Add this one to your library of Appalachian Trail books.