View Full Version : Classic AT Poem - (Repost for Class of 2016)

08-03-2015, 06:02
The AT/Rainy Day Poem

This poem is really old, but like the trail itself, I think the words truly are timeless... Which is why I wanted to make sure that anybody not familiar with it get a chance to see it and share it, as well. This fella ( Beer Poet?, Kegger?, ???) seems to have nailed it with his prose.

The poem is available on YouTube and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKC7_mChDOw


Some Background...

The poem dates back to at least 2001. It was part of an AT documentary and also used by a former thru-hiker ( BadAss Turtle ) as part of her Ph.D. research and presentation. (You can read more about the background stuff from an old WB posting here: http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/17471-beer-poets-poem )

Her dissertation for her Ph.D. turned out really awesome (lots of hiker info) and can be found online here: http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/rush/index.html