Appalachian Spring is an extraordinary novel of merriment, passion and conflict. S.L. Baer tells the gripping story of hikers and backpackers from diverse backgrounds who spend a week in the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They start into the woods, admiring the beauty of early spring unfolding all around them, but this wonderland swiftly changes to a place where tragedy becomes their stalker. The crisis, against which they are powerless, develops internal struggles as they confront conflicting values, find their strengths and weaknesses, and face their personal fears. Appalachian Spring courses through the world of human emotion, from love and jealousy, to fear and terror, plunging even deeper to the core questions of the human experience.