Long Trek Home: 4000 Miles By Boot Raft and Ski [NOOK Book]

Overview

* Compelling adventure with an environmental focus

* An informative natural and cultural history of one of our last wild coastlines

* Author is a pioneer in "packrafting," an emerging trend in backcountry travel


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 ...

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Long Trek Home: 4000 Miles By Boot Raft and Ski

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Overview

* Compelling adventure with an environmental focus

* An informative natural and cultural history of one of our last wild coastlines

* Author is a pioneer in "packrafting," an emerging trend in backcountry travel


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.

Watch Erin and Hig on their Long Trek Home,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594853920
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 2/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 440,663
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Erin McKittrick had already logged more than 3,000 miles through Alaska's untracked wildernesses, before embarking on her 4,000-mile trek from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands. She received an MS in molecular biology from the University of Washington, but left academia to pursue more wilderness experiences and to concentrate on environmental activism. She lives with her husband and baby in Seldovia, Alaska

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Table of Contents

Erin and Hig's Route 6

Prologue: Leaving 9

Summer: Map 13

1 Civilization 15

2 Seeking Forests 25

3 Paradise Lonely 37

4 Ancient Ways 47

Fall: Map 59

5 Rough Water, Steep Mountains 61

6 Rainbow Season 77

7 Hospitality 89

8 Into the Storms 97

Winter: Map 107

9 Ice 109

10 Heart of Winter 127

11 Escaping the Road 137

12 Pebble 147

13 Winter Storms, Winter Sun 155

Spring: Map 171

14 Bering Sea Sleeping 173

15 Awakening 181

16 Volcanic Shores 195

17 Victory Lap 207

Epilogue: Finding Home 217

Acknowledgments 223

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    THE POND

    Beta playfully jumps on alpha

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  • Posted December 10, 2009

    A wonderful book!

    I loved this book. The vivid and passionate descriptions of the land and weather they trekked through made me both feel I was "there", but very glad that I wasn't at the same time... Their deep love for the environment is obvious and the ability to view even the harshest conditions as beautiful and a wonderful experience they were privileged to be part of is very powerful. You never get the sense that they were motivated by "look at me, aren't I a brave and daring person" but that they truly were on a journey of discovery both personal and environmental. Much of the area they "ground-truthed" is off the radar even for most environmentalists and I found those descriptions fascinating.
    The personal perspective is also a key part of the narrative, skillfully interwoven with the descriptions of nature and the journey itself. As they deal with all the trials and tribulations of the trek together as a couple they increasingly discover that not only is the nature and environmental aspect of the journey compelling, but so is the human aspect, reflected in all the people they encounter along the way in both tiny villages and cities.

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    Long walk with manufactured suspense

    It's all about them. Not very interesting. If you followed their blogs when they were walking then you have read the book. Obvious to reader that they are trying to create a "fan club" to urge them to take on new adventures, they will, and then they will try to sell another book. Predictable pair. Book makes for a good coffee table coaster if priced right.

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