Thru : literary essays on life and long-distance hiking
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"Thru: Literary Essays on Life and Long-Distance Hiking" is a collection of three non-fiction essays centered around long-distance hiking. The goal of "Thru" is to create sample pieces for a potential literary journal dedicated to long-distance hiking. Differentiating itself from current, popular hiking magazines comprised of gear reviews, training tips, destination lists, and survival techniques, "Thru" focuses on experiences, stories, and meditations that arise while hiking for an extended period of time. The first essay, "Stray," shows the author's conflicted relationship with the national ...