Storyline:Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), his mark a prolific writer of travelogues, itches once again in his feet. It's been years since he wrote his last book, and even though he feels comfortable in his leisurely retirement with his wife Cynthia (Emma Thompson), he wants to jump into one more big adventure and the Appalachian Trail, the longest footpath in the world, which covers a total of more than 3,500 kilometers. The concerns of his wife and children can not dissuade him from his bold project. Only the search for a companion turns out to be difficult, but Bill is in his old school friend Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte), to which he had long had no contact, finally find it. As a former alcoholic and with a few pounds on his ribs, he was not exactly Bryson's first choice. But the two seniors clash to survive together in the rough wilderness.