A Walk in the Woods (Film Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods (Film Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods (Movie Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

The movie adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Walk In The Woods will be in theaters September 2, 2015.

Robert Redford as Bryson leads a cast including Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte in the movie.

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The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and celebrated landscapes in America.

At the age of forty-four, in the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike through the vast tangled woods which have been frightening sensible people for three hundred years. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and – perhaps most alarming of all – people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.

Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime’s ambition – not to die outdoors.