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From the PublisherLos Angeles Times Beautifully crafted stories...brought to life by a poetic and muscular style...Jenkins...traverses the most remote and literally forbidden parts of the globe, at the risk — and cost — of illness, injury, and frequent incarceration. But the lure is irresistible.
Sports Illustrated These rich, well-rendered stories succeed because as Jenkins paddles against the current or rappels through a storm, his writer's eye is working all the while.
San Francisco Chronicle From a quest for a tabooed sacred lake in Tibet...to even more quixotic pursuits like examining the American hitchhiking experience in modern times...These diverse exploits are united through a tone set by the author's lucid, creative, and economical prose. Jenkins provides clear insight into the physical, mental, and emotional conditions that should infuse bold ventures.