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Old 11-07-2008, 06:34 PM
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Default A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

I just started reading this awesome book, and think it would be a great Trail book. It's a true story about a guy in the 70s fed up with his life and his idea of America, so he sets off on a journey (on foot) across America with his best friend, Cooper, a lovable Malamute. Along the way he works his way to continue his journey. He also discovers that America is indeed an amazing country to live in.

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Old 11-07-2008, 08:07 PM
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I just started reading this awesome book, and think it would be a great Trail book. It's a true story about a guy in the 70s fed up with his life and his idea of America, so he sets off on a journey (on foot) across America with his best friend, Cooper, a lovable Malamute. Along the way he works his way to continue his journey. He also discovers that America is indeed an amazing country to live in.

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It is a great read, I remember reading it in the 70's.
Wait til you get to the part about the welcome he receives in Robbinsville, NC. I've talked to several people from Robbinsville over the years about this incident. It's still remembered by some of the Old-Timers.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:32 PM
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It is a good book, I read it in the 80's (it was published in 1979). He came through here (Tuscaloosa, AL) and took a job on a farm south of here for a while. This book is the story of the first half of his journey and only takes him as far as New Orleans I believe. His a follow up book, "A Walk West" is about the rest of the journey west.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:15 PM
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Both are good reads.
He's got other books too that are not about his walk across America. They are OK but I didn't think they are as good as the 2 books about his walk.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:56 AM
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I have to admit the ordeal with Cooper at the commune in Tennessee broke my heart. Excellent book indeed. I've yet to read the second half of the journey, but I look forward to it.
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Great im gonna check into this book- i need some new reads!!
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:28 AM
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He has a good book about walking across China, too. Also, I think he has a second book about waling across America with his wife. I read these many years ago. Probably a good idea to reread.
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Great im gonna check into this book- i need some new reads!!
That makes two of us!
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:16 AM
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He has a good book about walking across China, too. Also, I think he has a second book about waling across America with his wife. I read these many years ago. Probably a good idea to reread.
Yes his second book is "A Walk West" about the second half of his walk across America. His first book ended in New Orleans where he was married. The second book indeed is about his and his new wife's walk from New Orleans to the Oregon coast. Both are excellent reads.
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