Recommended Reading

If you are full of wander-lust, or just want to stoke your imagination for travel and adventure, here are some books I highly recommend (more to be added):

  • A Walk Across America - Peter Jenkins

  • Do Travel Writers Go To Hell? - Thomas Kohnstamm

  • Tao of Travel - Paul Theroux

  • Vagabonding - Rolf Potts

  • The Snow Leopard - Peter Matthiesen

  • A Passion for Nature:  The Life of John Muir - Donald Worster

  • The Happy Isles of Oceana:  Paddling the Pacific - Paul Theroux

  • On The Road - Jack Kerouak
  • Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
  • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer (great movie!)
  • The Final Frontiersman - James Campbell
  • Walden - Henry David Thoreau

  • The Monkey Wrench Gang - Edward Abbey

Below are some hiking narratives I have enjoyed recently.  These have really stoked me for my upcoming PCT Thru-Hike.  It's going to be a long winter and I'll need all the inspiration I can get!:

  • The Cactus Eaters:  How I Lost My Mind and Nearly Found Myself on the Pacific Crest Trail - Dan White

  • A Blistered Kind of Love:  One Couple's Trial By Trail - Angela Ballard/Duffy Ballard


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PCT Northern Terminus

PCT Northern Terminus
On September 30, 2012 I reached the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thanks to everybody who supported and followed my journey. It was a life-changing experience!