"Mix three cups of humor, a teaspoon of heartache, two cups of adventure, and a tablespoon of love. Pour into a plastic bag for the perfect trail mix" -Reynolds on Trail Swap Ride or hike along for the separate journeys of two women, Swap and Farryn. Each search for direction in life. Swap throws a pack on her back and heads north on the Appalachian Trail (AT). She is nursing a recent love loss, and is trying desperately not to fall for anyone on this trip. On the AT she runs into memorable fellow hikers Levalot, Turtle, Average Joe, and Evil Jesus. The townies she runs into are equally memorable, and she puts her life in their hands with each hitch. Farryn flees her energy-sucking mother and sister and travels south to Florida. Her road blocks are in the form of a little bad luck, love interests, a tractor mishap, a 10 year old boy, and southern charm. They each learn that every trail leads somewhere, things seems to happen for a reason, and even a bulldozed house creates some hope.