Ten Million Steps

Ten Million Steps


Nimblewill Nomad’s Epic 10-Month Trek from the Florida Keys to Quebec

This book is the story of a retired doctor’s 10-month foot journey that carried him 4,400 miles from the Florida Keys to the far north of Quebec.

Author Note: In 2021, Nimblewill Nomad became the oldest man to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, at the age of 83. He also hiked farther than most as he hiked the full Appalachian Mountain Range (not just the full trail) stretching from Flagg Mountain, AL all the way to Maine’s Katahdin.

A gripping true tale of one man’s journey along the Eastern Continental Trail

M. J. Eberhart, aka the Nimblewill Nomad, was a 60-year-old retired doctor in January 1998 when he set off on a foot journey that carried him 4,400 miles (twice the length of the Appalachian Trail) from the Florida Keys to the far north of Quebec. Written in a vivid journal style, the author unabashedly recounts the good (friendships with other hikers he met), the bad (sore legs, cutting winds and rain), and the godawful (those dispiriting doubts) aspects of his days of walking along what has since become known as the Eastern Continental Trail (ECT). An amazing tale of self-discovery and insight into the magic that reverberates from intense physical exertion and a high goal, Eberhart’s is the only written account of a thru-hike along the ECT. Covering 16 states and 2 Canadian provinces, Ten Million Steps deftly mixes practical considerations of an almost unimaginable undertaking with the author’s trademark humor and philosophical musings.

Additional information

Weight 23 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

M. J. Eberhart



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Illustration Notes

5 B&W illustrations

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Menasha Ridge Press


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