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In Beauty May She Walk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 60 Leslie Mass

In Beauty May She Walk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 60

Leslie Mass

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ISBN : 9780976568605
Hardcover
408 pages
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In 2000, inspired by her father, Leslie Mass decided she would turn a lifelong fantasy into reality. At the age of 59, she began to train for a grueling journey, a thru-hike of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. In Beauty May She Walk chroniclesMoreIn 2000, inspired by her father, Leslie Mass decided she would turn a lifelong fantasy into reality. At the age of 59, she began to train for a grueling journey, a thru-hike of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. In Beauty May She Walk chronicles Leslies struggles and triumphs during her hike. On the trail, Leslie struggles with how to balance the needs of her family and friends while making the trail a priority- how to shed years of social conditioning that dictate how a woman should act and how to know when to ask for help, while understanding that sometimes, help has to come from within. As the terrain toughens, she struggles to keep up physically with the trail community she depends on socially to keep going and realizes the difficulty of maintaining her obligations to family and friends.