The Good Hike: A Story of the Appalachian Trail, PTSD, and Love - Tim Keenan
By Tim Keenan
Published by Mission Point Press
In March of 2009, Tim Keenan began a quest to hike the Appalachian Trail. He loved adventure and the beauty of nature, but had developed a fear being in the woods — a fear that had haunted him since 1967, when he began a tour as a combat infantryman in Vietnam.
The Good Hike is the story of a journey from Georgia to Maine in the shadow of the Vietnam war. It’s a story of resilience, of goodness, of camaraderie, love, and of a man trying to find peace within his post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Good Hike also relates the highs and lows of an Appalachian “thru hiker,” from the friendliness and generosity of people on and off the trail, to the trials and tribulations of a couple hiking together, to the perseverance and resilience of a 62 year-old man.
The Good Hike is an account of the courage to confront, remember and heal. It is the story of the transformation from a threatening jungle of anxiety and imminent danger to a benevolent forest of compassion, peace, and forgiveness.
Retail price: $16.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Mission Point Press
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces