Going Over the Mountain charts Christine Woodside's evolution as an outdoorswoman with insight and humor that any reader and outdoors lover can appreciate.
Going Over the Mountain charts the wilderness evolution of a woman who as a kid had no sense of where she was on a trail. She fell in love with backpacking, cried her way up the Appalachian Trail, covered thousands of miles with partners and alone, and tried to teach her daughters resilience.
Christine Woodside has been writing about people’s clashes with the environment in New England for 25 years. She’s written for newspapers,
magazines, and websites and edits the mountaineering journal Appalachia. She also writes about environmental history. Her book on the origins of the Little House pioneer stories (Libertarians on the Prairie) came out in 2016. Her wilderness memoir (Going Over the Mountain) is coming out in September 2023. She lives in Deep River.
Christine Woodside began her outdoors journey in her twenties, following friends and a boyfriend who came up with the idea. From that first trip, Chris grew into an avid outdoorswoman, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband and two friends. By her mid-30s she began taking her daughters, who taught her about herself not only as outdoorswoman and mother but a woman in general.