Based on the actual adventure and transformation of Mark Kelley, publisher of Adventure Possible.
Set in the rugged and remote 100 Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail in Maine, Wild Revival recounts the backpacking adventure of a novice hiker, Wayward, who suffers the natural, physical, and emotional challenges of the wilderness.
He tromps through mosquito infested swamps, survives a freak lightning storm, and fords rivers flooded with snowmelt. In addition, he struggles with the psychological challenges of solitude, withdrawal, and fatigue.
Wayward meets several adventurers on the path, each of whom has ventured into the wilderness for their own reasons and struggles with their own personal and physical challenges.
After ten days in the wilderness, each hiker advances on their own journey, and the loose band of hikers embark on the next adventure together.