A Walk in the Woods - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Bill Bryson
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Chapter 20 Summary

The Hundred Mile Wilderness starts off as a series of steep rock walls, which the men scale in extreme heat. Their water supply grows short. They call a truce over a shared Snickers bar, and Katz tells Bryson about the loneliness and despair that made him start drinking again. Leaving Katz to rest, Bryson pushes ahead to a pond where he will refill their water bottles. Katz never makes it to the pond. Bryson goes looking for him, worried, because he knows he is out of water, but doesn't find him. In the end, he gives up and makes for the next shelter, where he spends his only night on the trail without Katz. He figures Katz has passed him at some point and gone ahead north, so in the morning he hits the trail again and eventually finds a pack of Katz's...

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