Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery

A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail


Book Description

  • Story of J. R. "Model-T" Tate's thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
  • Recollections of grueling climbs, knee-wrecking descents, mountaintop thunderstorms, snakes underfoot, and the myriad characters encountered on an AT thru-hike
  • Conveys the beauty of the trail and the community that surrounds it
  • About the Author

    J. R. Tate is a retired Marine Corps officer who has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times since 1990. He lives with his wife Judith and their dog Katahdin in Woodlawn, Tennessee.

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