This will be the fifth summer that Miami attorney Peter Quinter has laced up his boots to hike the Appalachian Trail. No tweets, no texts — only a backpack, tent and miles to reconnect to his boyhood roots.
Dumbfounded I stare at the dashboard display. Not quite 11 a.m. and it’s already 103 degrees outside. I crank up the air conditioning in my van for the ride across town, thankful for the greatest invention of the Twentieth Century.