Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Growing up on a dairy farm in Sussex, England, Stephen Pern was fascinated by the American West. As an adult, he spent six months walking 2,500 miles through the West, along the Continental Divide. Here is his irreverent, engaging account of the trek--a story of blisters and beauty, of off-beat characters and surprising insights. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A record of the author's walk in 1986 from New Mexico to Canada, hiking often for thirteen hours at a time. He recalls what he discovered about the land, the extraordinary people he met and his encounters with the savage face of nature.
From Publishers Weekly:
Reflecting on his journey along the nation's spine, Pern remarks that the route showed him more of a continent than a country. He started his walk at Antelope Wells, N.Mex.; five-and-a-half months later, he crossed into Canada from Glacier National Park with more than 2500 miles behind him. Pern (The Beach of Morning) recounts his adventures in low-key fashion. There were few life-threatening episodes, though he did confront a grizzly bear, tumbled off a cliff and shivered through scary electrical storms. He reminds us that the Continental Divide is a geographic feature, not an established trail; hikers must choose their own routes through the rugged terrain. Pern is at his most entertaining when he describes his encounters with the quaint but friendly natives; this Englishman doesn't understand Americans although he likes them. His lighthearted approach to serious walking and his interest in the natural world will attract readers who enjoy the outdoorsactively or vicariously.
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