Just Passin' Thru

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winton Porter, author of the brand new book Just Passin' Thru, will be at Diamond Brand in Arden, NC for a book signing next Saturday, Dec. 12th, at 2 P.M.

The full title of the book, Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters, released this past week, recounts some of the stories, dramas and characters that show up at his store along the Appalachian Trail.

Since 2001 Porter has owned the historic Mountain Crossings, a combination hostel and outfitter shop along the Appalachian Trail. Located 32 miles from the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the trail actually passes through the building, making it the only covered portion on the entire length of the trail's 2100 plus miles.

For every thru-hiker who makes it as far as Mountain Crossings, there is a story. Some are inspirational, and some are off the wall and down right funny.

For more information on the book, please click here.

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