Fantastic Newspaper Review of Avalanche and Gorilla Jim

Ralph Collier wrote a fantastic review in the Mainline Times about  Avalanche and Gorilla Jim, Appalachian Trail Adventures and Other Tales. The Mainline Times is the premier newspaper in the affluent mainline suburbs west of Philadelphia. He nails the 1600 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail with all its laugh out loud moments, adventures and shocking surprises. He even included being locked in an outhouse when the doorknob fell apart, and my goofy encounter with a rattlesnake. Yes, there are also dangers out there, including the murders of hikers, some of which I reveal in Avalanche and Gorilla Jim. You can read Collier’s great book review at

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