A Walk in the Woods

by

Bill Bryson

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Wes Wisson is a taxi driver who routinely drops people off at the base of Summit Mountain as they prepare to hike the Adirondack Trail northward to Maine. On occasion, he also picks people up and drives them to the airport after they’ve completed hiking the trail southwards from Maine. Wisson shares several funny anecdotes about people who give up hiking after mere hours or days into their trips.
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Wes Wisson Character Timeline in A Walk in the Woods

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Chapter 3
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...don’t know exactly how to get onto the Trail. They pay a man named Wes Wisson $60 to drive them to Springer Mountain so that they can get started. Approximately 2,000... (full context)
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Wisson tells Bryson and Katz about a man he drove to Springer Mountain who called at... (full context)