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spirit
2003-01-08, 08:11
THIS BOOK WAS RECOMMENDED ON THE OTHER SITE AND I REALLY ENJOYED IT. THANK YOU TO WHOEVER RECOMMENDED IT I WAS HOPING HE WOULD WRITE ANOTHER ONE.

Blue Jay
2003-01-08, 09:28
Amazon does not have this one. I live far away from a new book store. Do you know of an online site that carries this book?

Lone Wolf
2003-01-08, 09:38
Mount Rogers Outfitters has some copies I think. I'm gonna go there within the next hour , I'll check and report back.

DebW
2003-01-08, 10:13
Originally posted by Blue Jay
Amazon does not have this one. I live far away from a new book store. Do you know of an online site that carries this book?

The ATC Ultimate Trail Store (www.atconf.org)

CarpeDiem
2003-01-08, 10:29
I bought this book seeing the recommendation on the last forum. I'm about 2/3 through now, and thoroughly enjoying it! Model-T gives a great idea what it must be like to thru-hike.

I live in the UK and bought it from amazon.co.uk .... Just had a look on amazon.com and found it:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1401020410/qid=1042035992/sr=12-1/102-4791659-0687362?v=glance&s=books

Moose
2003-01-08, 23:20
:D I've read Model T's book three times. Loved it each time I read it. Passed it on to all my hiking friends who also loved it. Great read and a good reflection of the trail. However, I swear Model T's wife must be related to my wife!! The "look"!!

spirit
2003-01-09, 10:40
Bluejay I picked it up at the ATC which I live near but when I asked they said they did not have it but then I found it on the shelf. If you can't find it on amazon then let me know I'll see if I can find it up here.

CanoeBlue
2003-01-23, 19:50
After reading the reviews i ordered the book - from Amazon - no problem - maybe they were reading this forum and decided to stock it.

I am not sure who recommended this book but to them a hearty "thank you!" I am about a third of the way through the book, have learned a lot about the AT even though it it VERY COLD outside ..... my feet don't hurt ... and my knees don't hurt...... and I am warm.

Great read for a cold January. Thanks a lot.

SGT Rock
2003-01-23, 20:18
I keep hearing about this book. Sounds like I need to go find it.

CarpeDiem
2003-01-24, 14:36
You must Sarge :D ... over 550 pages of AT hiking. Funny and captivating and it's ALL about the walk!

flyfisher
2003-02-19, 18:59
Ordered a copy today... I am just about finished with my current library.

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flyfisher
2003-02-25, 21:37
whoo boy!

I am about a hundred pages in. Great book! I read the Judith THE LOOK passage from the beginning of the book and could not stop laughing!

Full review later

SGT Rock
2003-02-25, 23:12
I checked at Books-a-Bazillion and they couldn't even find it in a search. I guess Amazon gets my buisness.

DebW
2003-02-26, 10:23
I just finished the book about a week ago. It was a very enjoyable read. But he mentioned dates so rarely that I sometimes had trouble folllowing the story. If you wanted to know what time of year he encountered bag bugs in a certain place, it was hard to figure out. A simple timeline in an appendix would haave helped me follow the story better.

flyfisher
2003-02-26, 10:38
Originally posted by SGT Rock
I checked at Books-a-Bazillion and they couldn't even find it in a search. I guess Amazon gets my buisness.

http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/grphx/books/11190-TATE-thumbnail.gif

As of 26 Feb 03:

Here are a few options for ordering: Amazon is no deal unless you buy the used copy.

XLibris 22.94
http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=11190

Walmart order 24.29

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1660608&cat=22464&type=3&dept=3920&path=0%3A3920%3A18917%3A22464

Amazon 26.99 (but used down to 21.93)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1401020410/qid=1046269693/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-3716464-5078463?v=glance&s=books

Direct from J.R. Tate:
Directions on the page to email Tate and order
http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/jrtate.html

Another way to contact Tate for a signed copy:
Has phone numbers and a different email address
http://www.aldha.org/modelt.htm

flyfisher
2003-03-02, 22:20
Wonderful Book! Best journal of the trail I have read.

I finished up the last chapter in bed this AM, waiting for the sun to come up. I was just a little misty eyed as I realized the book and the stories of its characters were also coming to an end.

I'm giving that dog eared copy to a hiking friend. I called JR Tate at home this eve (phone number several places on the web) and ordered the hardback copy, with his autograph.

This book has enough "truth is stranger than fiction" stories to keep one going page after page. The literary device of a schizophrenic conversation between JR and ModelT is done well and lasts the test of a 600 page book.

I had my copy of the Thru-Hiker's handbook out many times during the read to get more details of the places JR describes. Many details have faded into history since 1990, but more remain for this year's crop of Thru Hikers.