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Going Alone: Women's Adventures in the Wild

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While many dream of solo adventure, these talented and adventurous women show how it's done. Whether hiking in Nepal, caving, sailing through choppy ocean waters, or discovering Alaska on foot, the women in these essays eloquently convey not only the thrills of the solo adventure, but also examine the complicated motivations and fears that can accompany such journeys. With its thoughtful exploration of numerous themes-trust and intuition, danger and invincibility, challenges and rewards-and its celebration of ...
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Overview

While many dream of solo adventure, these talented and adventurous women show how it's done. Whether hiking in Nepal, caving, sailing through choppy ocean waters, or discovering Alaska on foot, the women in these essays eloquently convey not only the thrills of the solo adventure, but also examine the complicated motivations and fears that can accompany such journeys. With its thoughtful exploration of numerous themes-trust and intuition, danger and invincibility, challenges and rewards-and its celebration of adventure, Going Alone explores the many ways that women find fulfillment, and is sure to provide ample inspiration for those contemplating their own forays into the wild.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580051064
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/10/2004
  • Series: Adventura Bks.
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction VII
White Rabbit 1
Sharks 9
Walking 23
In the Tracks of Old Ones 29
Solo Celebration 45
Turning Back 53
Reference Points 73
Siltwater 87
Walking North Again 97
By the Sides of the Deep Rivers 107
November from a Fire Tower 117
Unanticipated Snow Cave 123
The Hidden Meaning of Fine 131
Bicycle Love 139
First Night Out 151
The Temptations of Two 159
Tough Girl 169
Day of Listening 181
How Shall I Pray? 193
Strata 205
Biographical Notes 225
About the Editor 231
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