A Cool Breeze on the Appalachian Trail: A Supported Thru-Hike by Tom GreggA Cool Breeze on the Appalachian Trail: A Supported Thru-Hike by Tom Gregg

A Cool Breeze on the Appalachian Trail: A Supported Thru-Hike

byTom Gregg

Paperback | December 20, 2018

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Cool Breeze (AKA Tom Gregg), a successful entrepreneur, has always set and accomplished his goals—his own way. So, when deciding to hike the 2,189 miles Appalachian Trail in 2017, he was determined to hike his
own hike. This is the true account of Tom’s attempt at age 53 to hike the Appalachian Trail
in less than ninety days, not as a backpacker, but as a supported hiker. To accomplish his goal, he would have to hike the equivalent of a marathon a day for three straight months while climbing and descending Mt. Everest the equivalent of 16 times.

Tom believes that supported hiking is a legitimate alternative to traditional backpacking, and he hopes that it will gain popularity in the US as people learn that it is a viable option. You will learn in this book how Tom tries to accomplish his hiking goals, and it will hopefully give you ideas and tools for your own hike whether you are out for a weekend, a week, a month, or more.

Tom Gregg was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999 and the tech company he founded in 1991 was twice recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. Over his more than twenty-five year leadership career, he has run both public and private companies. His fifteen...
Title:A Cool Breeze on the Appalachian Trail: A Supported Thru-HikeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:308 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:December 20, 2018Publisher:MacGregor Capital LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0578437570

ISBN - 13:9780578437576


Editorial Reviews

“Cool Breeze, or Tom, organizes his thoughts and journey on the Appalachian Trail in a reader-friendly manner that draws you into each page and makes you realize that a non-traditional thru-hike is every bit as rewarding as the standard trail experience. By traveling the entire 2,190 mile length of the footpath in a calculated itinerary of day hikes - with van support, Cool Breeze reveals the option, and advantages, of slackpacking and shares them with the reader. Regardless of whether you are an armchair adventurer or the type of backpacker who totes an iron skillet, you will enjoy vicariously living through Cool Breeze’s adventures. And, some readers will realize that their dream of tasting or completing the Appalachian Trail may be a viable option... with support.” — Jennifer Pharr DavisA.T. Record Holder, Best-Selling Author, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year“With A Cool Breeze on the Appalachian Trail, Tom Gregg has put together a timely, valuable and entertaining guide to supported thru-hiking. This style of hiking allows people to enjoy America’s long trails with less effort and in less time than ever before, and in this book, Tom has encapsulated all you need to know. Bravo!”— Scott Cundy Owner and Co-Founder of Wildland Trekking“Every true athlete appreciates the mental and emotional journey as much, if not more than the physicality of the path they have chosen. That journey is never alone, and if you are fortunate you achieve a better understanding of yourself, family and friends. Tom’s book reveals that path and by doing so, allows us to share in the beauty as well.”— DeMaurice Smith Executive Director, NFL Players’ Association