I have been rather quiet recently on this blog site because I have been spending some time revising and formatting my book as an ebook for Amazon. The book, Hike It Forward: Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Strong, Safe, and in the Spirit is my attempt to capture my adventure on the AT during my thru-hike of 2014.
I decided not to transcribe my journal as the entire book, although there is an abbreviated version as one of the sections. I published it with topics in mind so I have a chapter on trail names, hiker jargon, hostels, gear, worship, adversity, and blessings to mention a few. I included some photos produced by my smart phone along the way including a few pictures of hikers and angels that impacted my fourteen-state journey. In addition to the journal, I also included two bonus sections: a quick state-by-state walkthrough of the trail and reflections on my preparation for the hike (physically, emotionally, and spiritually).
The book is now available online. Here is an active link right to the book if you are interested in taking a closer look. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=hike+it+forward
God was so incredibly faithful to me throughout my hike and my goal for the book was to share the reality of His hand upon my adventure. My prayer is that God will be evident to all of you who have the opportunity to read my words.