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Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail Paperback – 2 Mar 2010
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Jamie Jensen, author of the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA, brings you this in-depth exploration of the sights and wonders along the Appalachian Trail --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
JAMIE JENSEN has been immersed in road trip culture from an early age, thanks to a childhood spent drinking drive-in milk shakes and riding roller coasters in Los Angeles -- before they tore everything down. After a three-year stint hitchhiking around the country, making hay in Kansas, sailing boats on the Chesapeake Bay, painting houses in Boston, and living in the storeroom of a Manhattan music studio, he returned to California and earned a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, and then moved to England, where he began writing about America. He has since written an authorized biography of the Grateful Dead and contributed to numerous travel books on the USA.
He now lives in Northern California, at the west end of US-50.
Top Customer Reviews
The book itself is very slim - with scant information - but it made it very readable so while it would have been nice to have more info I was ok with that, and I did enjoy the book prior to the trip
However, on the trip itself I spent 3-4 days without seeing much of a hill never mind Appalachian mountains
The reality was such that my wife asked me seriously " did this author actually come here ?"
The town of Reading, for example is titled in the book the "Outlet Capital of the World".....I drove around for an hour, asking about outlets to no avail - and finally found one outlet mall - pretty deserted on a Sunday afternoon - and the comment that "yeah Reading did have more outlets at one time but they closed down"
We salvaged our time by spending an excellent day in Amish country near Lancaster - which the book doesnt nearly do enough justice to - and we made a slight detour to Gettysburg which was wonderful - but alas doesnt merit a mention in the book although the detour is but a few miles
well written with lots of advice along the way for places of interest and stopovers
coming from the UK, this will be an invaluable source of information and a guide to follow