A TRUE HIKING CLASSIC. MUST READ FOR ANY THRU-HIKER.
The timeless hiking-classic The Fastest Hike has been revised based on popular demand. This true adventure story is about a man who dreamed up an extraordinary challenge and attempted to set a speed record for hiking the 2,659-mile long Pacific Crest Trail through the high and dangerous mountains of California, Oregon, and Washington. Relive the author's epic battles with dehydration, food-shortages, losing the trail, snowy high-altitude passes, river fords, wildlife, and his own emotions. Whether you're an armchair-, weekend-, ultra-distance-, or thru-hiker, his honest account of survival, fear, and loneliness, as he pushes north from Mexico in an all-out effort to reach Canada in record time will intrigue you. Read about the Pacific Crest Trail and thru-hiking, as it once was.
PRAISE FOR THE FASTEST HIKE
"Wall, your book is awesome! I tell you what: it was so good, it makes me want to come out and try to break your record! It ...
Blocked is a New Adult sports romance.
College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He's a tall drink of water -- blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.
Too bad what's noticeable is Dane's obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family's politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane's mother is about to face Lucia's father in the race for US President.
When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can't deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia's athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?
Join Stopwatch, an inexperienced thru-hiker with a steep learning curve, as she tackles her first long-distance hike, the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, over 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada. She begins the trail with the sole purpose of getting to Canada and quickly realizes she has a lot to learn not only about backpacking, but more importantly, about herself.
Much more than an account of meals, miles and mammals, this book takes key aspects from life on the trail and relates them to how they impact her on a deeper level through valuable lessons learned while traveling one of America's most beautiful and rugged hiking trails. From the simple lessons regarding the importance of food and water to the deeper questions about personal fulfillment and happiness, Stopwatch covers the gamut, sharing the trail experience with all its joys and challenges.
This book is for those who enjoy and appreciate challenging, life-altering experiences. Even if you never step foot on the trail, ...