THE Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, a gruelling 2000 mile journey marked by white blazes the doggedly lead to the summit of every mountain in its path. For hikers all over the world it represents a piligrimage to the very heart of outdoor culture. For Kelly Winters, it was that and more. It was a place she desperately felt she had to get to; not a physical place, but an emotional, psychological, and spiritual one. WALKING HOME is her exceptionally truthful, often funny, and exciting account of an emotional and spiritual journey filled with courage, healing, developing trust, unexpected strength, and most surprisingly, lasting love. Virtually the only memoir currently available on the Appalachian Trail, it will prove to be a fascinating read for all hikers and lovers of the great outdoors.