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Book details
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Please Read
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9781543914801
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543914795

Climb Beyond the Crest

A Visionary Tale On the Appalachian Trail

by Don Defreeze

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Are there things you have to do today? Aren’t there always? What would you think or do if you could cut those strings tying-up thoughts, drive and intent? What would it be like? What if I told you that such a state is inevitable? Think about it. Reflection and contemplation are beneficial and can improve our nature. Solitude can enhance contemplative clarity, and what better place to do so than on the Appalachian Trail, where pivotal conceptions can enrich the way life is spent. What’s holding you back from the acuity that a long hike can produce? Take this inspirational journey into Appalachian wilderness. Feel the changes in mind that liberate thought over a hike’s adventure. Become part of a sobering perception that will forever revitalize the very way you consume time. Climb Beyond the Crest is the second installment of the Please Read trilogy revealing the dynamics of an Appalachian Trail hike at the start of the 21st century.

Separate yourself from the world’s hectic whirlwind and become part of an Appalachian Trail hike into enchanting wilderness. Buy into Don Defreeze’s personal narrative and be ticketed on a journey to supreme acuity. The thread is the hike while various trail segments jog thoughts ranging from philosophical to the practical, almost a discussion of reality’s nature. These ideas collectively create a frame of reference which walks the reader into symbiotic solitude and a personal challenge. Already hours into the hike, the adventure begins with Don resting beside the Appalachian Trail where he wrestles with a quandary. His decision nixes all considerations to scrub the hike and marks the start of an inspirational trek that weaves through a myriad of settings. Travel through various scenes of forest, streams, and mountains that initiate internal perspectives and external experiences. Accompany Don’s struggle to reach his goal as he also entertains a few trail-side meetings and recollected stories. After intense hiking, his journey and ideas culminate at a distant mountaintop as darkness falls. Alone, he’s subject to the unavoidable grip of night’s blackening onset which prompts a provocative examination of existence. His common-sense use of knowledge and ordinary clues define a vision, a model of reality which cannot be denied. It’s a view that can redefine how life itself is experienced. His acute claims are reinforced in rallying spirit at a roaring campfire to end this installment of the Please Read trilogy.

About the author
Don Defreeze is the owner/founder of Excihiking, a wilderness guide service located in Roanoke, Virginia. The Appalachian Mountains near Roanoke are fantastic and Don has explored every niche. He’s availed his knowledge to the public and leads exciting tours to eager customers seeking Appalachian solace. His background in the natural sciences compliments his skill as a leader on specialized excursions. Don’s Please Read project was established during his college years at SUNY Oneonta, where he earned a BS Meteorology, 1981. Since, his employment has tapped many industries including construction, manufacturing, retail, energy and transportation. This wide-range of occupations has been a boon to his project as a source of diversified opinion about the human condition. The 1st book of his project’s trilogy, Please Read, was published in 2009. Don’s vast experiences have included various sections of the Appalachian Trail, Mt Marcy (NY’s highest peak), the Aurora Borealis and a total solar eclipse just to mention a few. You can find out more about him and his service at http://excihiking.net