Jeff Alt - A Walk For Sunshine

Cincinnatian, Jeff Alt, Celebrates the 20th anniversary of his Appalachian Trail Journey that Led to Powerful Life Lessons, Started a Charity, and Launched a New Book

WHAT: Jeff Alt will share stories & slides about his Appalachian Trail journey and sign the anniversary edition of A Walk for Sunshine.

WHERE: Joseph Beth Book Sellers (2692 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208)

WHEN: Tonight, December 6th, at 7pm

Jeff Alt, adventurer, author, and speaker, takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) adventure filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including bears, bugs, blisters, captivating characters, skunk bed mates, and hilarious food cravings; as chronicled in a new 20th anniversary edition of his award-winning book, A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160-mile expedition for charity on the Appalachian Trail. (9/9/17; $15.95; ISBN: 9780825308499, Beaufort Books, NY).


As Alt walked an estimated 5 million steps, through sub-zero temperatures, extreme heat, driving rain, suffering a sprained ankle, swarms of insects, and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy and lives at Sunshine Communities. Alt’s adventure inspired the Sunshine 5k, Walk, Run and Roll which just celebrated its 20th annual event and has raised over $500,000 for people with developmental disabilities.


As you walk along with Alt for 147 days, you experience the success of turning dreams into goals and achieving them. Alt shares powerful ‘life lessons’ from his journey that can benefit you.  Some of Alt’s Life Lessons from the Trail’ touch on:

  • The powerful aspect of humor;
  • how celebrating the simple things helps you overcome tough situations;
  • a renewed belief in human kindness;
  • The positive mental & physical effects a walk in nature can have on you;
  • and the importance of getting your children outdoors;


Alt’s ‘Life Lessons from the Trail’ also includes the powerful impact nature can have on your problem solving / creativity skills.  This lesson’ from Alt’s journey is now backed up by new research that proved that exposure to nature can increase your creativity and problem-solving ability by 50%.