Twelve-year old Toby and his best friend, Lucas, had made a list of ten accomplishments they wanted to complete.  Unfortunately, Lucas is killed when he jumps off a rope into the local quarry, one of the ten challenges. Determined to fulfill the last item on the list, Toby gathers the gear, food, and money he will need to hike the 400 plus miles of the Appalachian Trail through Maine.  Feeling prepared for this most difficult stretch of the trail, Toby is soon faced with the real dangers of living in the wild. Out of food and subject to hypothermia, he must overcome his own fears and the threats of nature if he is to survive. Perfect for fans of wilderness adventure stories like Hatchet, this exciting story of survival, courage, and friendship will entice even the most reluctant of readers.