Synopses & Reviews
The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents among others thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with little more than a two-person tent and some trail mix? But when these addled adventurers, dubbed "the Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, set out for the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail and one delicious-looking cactus test the limits of love and sanity.
"White polishes up these memories, serving them forth with brio and dash....Brings a fresh perspective to the timeworn adventure-travel genre." Kirkus Reviews
"In the well-written, laugh-out-loud, self-deprecating spirit of Bill Bryson's A Walk In The Woods and Nora Ephron's When Harry Met Sally, Dan White takes us along for a walk on the wild side of adventure and love. I could not put it down." Eric Blehm, National Outdoor Book Award-winning author of The Last Season
When Dan White and his girlfriend set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada, his parents wondered how two people who had never shared an apartment could survive six months in the desert with hardly more than a two-man pup tent and some trail mix. The answer was barely. But when Dan and his girlfriend, dubbed "The Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, find themselves deep in the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail provide these addled adventurers with a crystalline view of nature, themselves, and each other.
"In the well-written, laugh-out-loud, self deprecating spirit of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods and Nora Ephron's When Harry Met Sally, Dan White takes us along for a walk on the wild side of adventure and love. I couldn't put it down."-Eric Blehm, National Outdoor Book Award-winning author of The Last Season
--Steve Almond, Boston Globe
In this hilarious and harrowing account of a young couple's hike along the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, White shares the hardships they face as he and his girlfriend confront nature, themselves, and each other.
About the Author
Dan White is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Backpacker magazine. He received his MFA from Columbia University, and he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.