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A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski

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The adventures of a young, idealistic couple who choose to reduce their world down to just two small packs and the next 100 yards in front of them.

In June 2007, Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, embarked on a 4,000-mile expedition from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, traveling solely by human power. This is the story of their unprecedented trek along the northwestern edge of the Pacific Ocean - a year-long journey through some of the most rugged terrain in the world - and their encounters with rain, wind, blizzards, bears, and their own emotional and spiritual demons.

Erin and Hig set out from Seattle with a desire to raise awareness of natural resource and conservation issues along their route: clear-cut logging of rainforests; declining wild salmon populations; extraction of mineral resources; and effects of global climate change. By taking each mile step by step, they were able to intimately explore the coastal regions of Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska, see the wilderness in its larger context, and provide a unique on-the-ground perspective. An entertaining and, at times, thrilling adventure, theirs is a journey of discovery and of insights about the tiny communities that dot this wild coast, as well as the individuals there whom they meet and inspire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594853920
Subtitle:
4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books
Author:
Erin McKittrick
Author:
McKittrick, Erin
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Northwest Coast of North America
Subject:
Hiking - Northwest Coast of North America
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Subject:
Travel Writing-Arctic/Antarctic
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Arctic and Antarctic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091030
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
221

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