In 2003 David Miller, a 41 year old engineer, quit his job to backpack 2172 miles from Georgia to Maine. His story is told here in Awol on the Appalachian Trail, an outstanding contemporary account of hiking on the AT. It provides a vivid description of the Appalachian Mountains, the small towns threaded together by the trail, and the people met along the way. Abundant photographs complement the book's exacting prose. This book puts the reader into the shoes of the long distance hiker, and draws parallels between lessons learned on the trail and challenges of everyday experience. It is entertaining and funny, insightful and informative. It is about liberation, motivation, and perseverance. This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to break free from routine, anyone with a desire for adventure.