"Phil Valentine’s call to walk the Appalachian Trail is a vivid example of moving beyond recovery FROM life-threating illnesses as a means of recovering TO a life of extraordinary possibilities. Thousands of us who have shared the challenges and unexpected gifts from such recovery journeys will be walking in spirit with him.” ~Bill White
June 20, 2015
Q: Phil, do you listen to any music or read any books? Was curious whether music enhances or detracts from such a venture and was wondering if you are too tired to read...
A: I listen to music about 20% of the time while hiking. Praise music to lift my spirit mostly. Rock n roll to get up the big climbs. Have read 2 books on kindle so far, Boys in the Boat and Unbroken. Usually too tired to read.