Into a Desert Place: A 3000 Mile Walk around the Coast of Baja Californiaby Graham Mackintosh
Walking all the way and carrying his essential supplies on his back, Mackintosh had to learn fast how to stay alive. Into a Desert Place is his account of how he equipped himself, what he saw and learned, and how he survived on this harsh and beautiful journey. In England, where it was first published, the book won the Adventurous Traveller of the Year Award.
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As a lover of chronicles of human-powered journeys and adventures, a la Bill Bryson, Barbara Savage, David Wallace, Edward Abbey, etc., I found this book among the most enjoyable I've read. Humorous, honest, dramatic, well-written.