Thursday, February 28, 2008

Appalachian Adaptation

Looks like Robert Redford is going ahead with the Walk in the Woods adaptation, afterall.

I can think of plenty of reasons why this could have a negative impact on the trail. The only upside I can think of would be a heightened awareness of our natural treasures in the public consciousness. And and maybe additional funding if Redford chooses to give a little back to the A.T., unlike the book's author.

I remain skeptical.

Here's a link to my previously posted comments about the book.


  1. I'm still fond of "Walk Across America"... a different, older, travel journal of a walker going south on the AT... good to see you yesterday...

  2. Like you...I am glad to have done my thru-hike before the inevitable circus that will come to the A.T. following this movie. Don't get me wrong, I hope a lot of people get inspired to go out and hike after seeing this movie, but I think it will just be too much all at once for the trail (and the supporting community) to handle.