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Appalachian Trail Adventure Book Signing

The Backpacker Quality Gear store will host Bob Fox the author of “The Endless Trail: Socrates’ Sandals on the Appalachian Trail” released earlier this year. He will sign copies of his hiker memoir detailing his son Eric’s quest. Eric “Socrates” who hikes in unusual footwear will also be available.  


Eric “Socrates”, Cooper “Shadow Monk” and company attempted to thru-hike the entire 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail in one grand pilgrimage. The struggles, dangers, and interesting characters they encounter will entertain even the armchair hiker. Eric is forever changed by spending six months in the woods. He is more grounded, at peace and more mindful than before his transformative hike. If you’re a hiking enthusiast, Eric will attend to answer gear, hiking, camping and questions about how it changed his life.


The event will take place on Saturday December 2, 2017 between 10:00 and 2:00 at the Backpacker Quality Gear store at 608 D Long Point Road in the Belle Hall Shopping Center and is free of charge. Signed copies of the story may be purchased for $10 at the event. This is the ideal location for quality hiking gear like the Chacos sandals which Socrates wore for the entire hike. Bob has called Mount Pleasant home for almost 30 years with both Eric and Cooper being East Cooper natives. Come to enjoy the details of a great tale told from these teens’ modern adventure. For more information visit, 

Dec-02-17 10:00 am - Dec-02-17 2:00 pm
Backpacker Quality Gear
Address: 608 D Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC