S.2 Ep.1 – Hiking the AT with Lauralee Bliss



Welcome back to Season Two of On The Same Page, a podcast from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. In this episode we hear about one woman’s experience hiking the Appalachian Trail and briefly talk about books.

Erica is reading The Prodigal Tongue by Lynne Murphy (which reminded her of Eat, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss and The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth as well as this article on Appalachia)

Abby is reading Brown a collection of poems by Kevin Young. We also discussed his other works.

Lauralee Bliss has hiked the Appalachian Trail in both directions, traveling over 4000 miles. She joined us at Northside Library in August to tell about her journey and talk about her book detailing it, Mountains, Madness & Miracles. She’ll be appearing again at Louisa County Library on Saturday, October 27 at 10am.

During her talk Bliss mentioned Ed Garvey’s book Appalachian Hiker: Adventure of a Lifetime and works by and about Grandma Gatewood, like this one.

She recommends using the annual AT guides by David “Awol” Miller. And also talked about the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


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