Love At First Hike is a memorable tale of a thruhike attempt of the Appalachian Trail. 'Brownie' had long dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail after college and after graduating she set out to do just that. Meeting other prospective thruhikers the first day she sets off towards Maine. Along the way she accurately recounts daily trail life with all its joys and pain and rain. She also falls in love with one of her hiking partners. Souleman becomes her partner and together they conquer one obstacle after another. But can love triumph over trail miles and injuries? Can they make it to Maine? Will they survive life after the trail? Michelle Pugh's true story of her hike is a great read and not just the tale of an Appalachian Trail thruhike, but one of love and inspiration.Accurate depiction of thruhiker life True Story Gripping read Inspiring Endorsed by Model T About the Author - Michelle Pugh was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up mainly in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. She moved to Greenville, South Carolina, to attend Furman University, where she earned a degree in philosophy. After college, she hiked the Appalachian Trail, which was the inspiration for her book, Love at First Hike. Michelle has lived in five states since college, but has now settled in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where she works as an Emergency Medical Technician. When she is not working she enjoys hiking, camping, reading, cooking, and quilting. Author - Michelle 'Brownie' Pugh Binding - Paper Pages - 396 Publisher - Create Space Year - 2013 ISBN - 9781456440541.