The Trail of My Life
The Story of Gene Espy, the Second
Thru-Hiker of the Appalachian Trail 
About the Book

Gene Espy was honored as one of the first six inductees into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame on June 17, 2011.

Gene Espy shakes hands with Bobby George of the Macon Exchange Club, who honored Gene's 60th Anniversary of his AT hike. Gene is holding the Proclamation by Mayor Robert Reichert of September 30, 2011, as "Gene Espy Day" in Macon, Georgia.

The exciting book, The Trail of My Life: The Gene Espy Story, showcases Gene Espy’s life full of adventures including hiking, bicycling, spelunking, boating and motorcycling. From an early age, this Eagle Scout, Georgia Tech graduate, and U.S. Air Force aerospace engineer explored the world around him just for fun. The highlight of all his adventures was his 1951 Georgia to Maine solo hike of the entire Appalachian Trail which made him the second thru-hiker. Gene is a pioneer among the currently 10,000 hikers of the entire trail, encountering much more solitude, wilderness, and difficulties in his hike than today’s hikers.

Gene Espy is a well-known speaker who enjoys telling about his AT hike and many other experiences. His now vintage hiking equipment is on display in the visitors center at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia near the approach trail to Springer Mountain.

Join Gene as he shares his stories of adventure in
The Trail of My Life: The Gene Espy Story.

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