The weather is turning warm and we've been getting outside more. Thoughts of summer vacation also has us searching for places to hike. Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods is a wonderful travelogue for anyone considering an Appalachian trail hike. My adventures on short sections of the trail were far less adventurous than Mr. Bryson's, but his narrative gives one a sense of the "flavor" of the trail. He encountered some interesting characters and shared some memorable moments with his hiking companion that make this book one of the most enjoyable hiking stories I've come across. For more hiking book suggestions, visit our Flickr page.