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‘Whistler’s Walk’ author launching uplifting book June 9 in Annapolis Royal

On the cover of his book 'Whistler’s Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days,' author Bill Monk uses his walking sticks to shoot at the sky as he tops the sign atop the summit of Mount Katahdin -- 2,189 miles from where he started. June 9 at Annapolis Brewing Company at 302 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal he launches the book about his experiences.
On the cover of his book 'Whistler’s Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days,' author Bill Monk uses his walking sticks to shoot at the sky as he tops the sign atop the summit of Mount Katahdin -- 2,189 miles from where he started. June 9 at Annapolis Brewing Company at 302 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal he launches the book about his experiences. - Contributed

Bill Monk recounts his 2,189-mile journey

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NS – The Granville Ferry man who walked the Appalachian Trail and wrote about it online every day as he went will be at Annapolis Brewing Company in Annapolis Royal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 for the Canadian Launch of the book based on those popular journal entries.

In Whistler’s Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days, author Bill Monk brings readers his real-life, day-to-day account of hiking the Appalachian Trail in its entirety, from intense, necessary preparation at the start to the emotionally charged conclusion of summiting Mount Katahdin.

Based on Monk’s journal entries written daily along the way, readers are afforded the up-close and intimate privilege of witnessing his very real trials and triumphs, and each incredible, beautiful moment as he experienced it.

Anyone who has hiked, or plans on hiking the Appalachian Trail, lovers of nature, and those who know what it’s like to accomplish a seemingly insurmountable feat will relish the uplifting story of Monk’s successful, 2,189-mile trek.

With every milestone achieved throughout his life-changing, unbelievably difficult journey, Monk paints a magnificent portrait of the outdoors, and what it’s like to fully immerse oneself in nature’s glorious, awe-inspiring—and challenging—beauty.

Monk said he is pleased and excited to bring his hike home with the local launch of his book and to share it with friends and neighbours, as well the more-than 200,000 people who followed along through his daily journal postings.

Whistler’s Walk: The Appalachian Trail in 142 Days is available on Amazon, at Bainton's Tannery Outlet & Books, 213 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, and at the June 9 book signing at the

Annapolis Brewing Company, 302 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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