ASIN #: B0052ZBJJ4
File Size: 1613 KB
Page Count: 275
Copyright: May 26, 2011
Publisher: Rainbow Books, Inc.
A how-to adventure for both armchair and real-life hikers.
An avid outdoorswoman, West Point graduate and former Captain in the U.S. Army, Jennifer Hanson - with her husband Greg Allen - set off to thru-hike the 2,400-mile Continental Divide Trail. During their hike, Jennifer learned that she had lost her father to cancer, and, within three weeks, her husband was forced to leave the trail due to an injured nerve in his foot. Jennifer finished the last nine hundred miles of the trail - alone.
Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman's Journey is the story of their incredible summer and is filled with courage, humor, stunning scenery, local personalities and the simple joys of backpacking. In addition, it is an invaluable resource for those planning their own section - or thru-hike of the CDT.
Jennifer Hanson tells the story of her journey across the Continental Divide Trail. What started out as a joint adventure with her husband soon becomes a solo mission, and a journey into her own self-discovery. Even as she faces the loss of her father, and the injury to her husband that removes him from the hike, Jennifer presses on, and finds a strength and peace she did not know she possessed.
As much a backpacking manual as a personal story, Jennifer shares with us the breathtaking landscape, both peaceful and dangerous. I especially admired the stories of the strangers along the way that went above and beyond to help Jennifer complete her journey. This is an enjoyable look into nature, and the determination it takes to conquer your dreams.
*A paperback copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.