The Barefoot Sisters: Walking Home
narrates the journey of 2 sisters as they retrace their shoeless steps on the Appalachian Trail.
Authors: Lucy and Susan Letcher
Softcover; 483 pages
Stackpole Books; copyright 2010
After Hiking the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia—barefoot—sisters Lucy and Susan Letcher thought they had conquered the trail. So instead of buying a cheap car for the trip back, they decided to hike the whole thing again. They were confident that the return trip—at the "right" time of year and in the "right" direction—would be a breeze. But the Barefoot Sisters faced only new challenges and adventures: from overcrowded shelters and animals that had been in hibernation during their hike south, to exhaustion and unresolved arguments left over from their previous journey. The landscapes, wildlife and people of the Appalachian Trail come to life again in the voice of "Isis" and "Jackrabbit," as they narrate their barefoot journey home.