Robert Moor | On Trails

Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.

Robert Moor will read from and sign his new book, On Trails: An Exploration. 

Presented with Middlebury Area Land Trust, celebrating 25 years of the Trail Around Middlebury!

This book takes a close look at trails, paths, desire lines, as Moor researches the long history of trails, from the Precambrian to the postmodern. It is surprising how the significance of trails abounds in many schools of thought, including religion, and eye-opening to delve into how trails form, how the path of least resistance often becomes the only path. Moor, a recipient of the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, began mulling over this question as he hiked the Appalachian Trail and discovered the duality of thru-hiking as a way to be free from the daily constraints of living yet confining himself to the trail as a way of limiting his options. This book is filled with dualities of that nature: “The freedom of the trail is riverine, not oceanic.” Conducting research on foot and by interviewing experts, the resulting exploration is a highly enjoyable read, a perfect companion to a long summer evening, whether on your back porch or at a lean-to on the AT.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Vermont Book Shop
38 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
On Trails: An Exploration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476739212
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 12th, 2016

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