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.