WINNER: 2014 OUTDOOR WRITER'S ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER: 2014 OUTDOOR WRITER'S ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA WRITER OF THE YEAR
Join a father and his reluctant eighteen year-old son on their journey down the John Muir Trail, a 221-mile wilderness journey along the Sierra Nevada crest. How will they handle the rigors of three weeks in the backcountry, alone together all day every day?
This is their story. It is an intimate and lively account illustrated with stunning mountain photography of their journey across eleven mountain passes – two over 13,000 feet – to the 14,495-foot summit of Mt. Whitney. Feel the challenge of shouldering a 45-pound load from morning until evening, eating just-add-water food, dealing with torrential hail and equipment failures, to name just a few. Will it be the trip of a lifetime down the most famous and beautiful wilderness path in the lower forty-eight states or a miserable ordeal to be painfully endured? Or a bit of both?
The words and the pictures will take you there. Come along.