I Almost Died in the Grand Canyon

I Almost Died in the Grand Canyon

by Ryan Barlow

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Originally written as a travel blog for Backpacker Magazine, this article is the exciting story about how the author faced a wildlife attack while hiking Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon. Poignant and harrowing, a must read for adventurers and armchair adventurers alike.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033051670
Publisher: Ryan Barlow
Publication date: 02/13/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 194,225
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ryan Barlow is an American author, ghostwriter, and college professor. Ryan has been writing since he could use a crayon. He wrote his first book at the age of 3. It was a 50 page spiral notebook titled "A Compilation in Repetition", using loops which resembled cursive ‘L’s or ‘O’s or ‘E’s and sometimes ‘I’s, but it must have been cryptic and profound writings from within his burgeoning, complex mind. Ryan spent his youth in Applegate Oregon, and his formative years in Glendora, California, before baffling his future self and all of his relatives by majoring in criminal justice. Afterwards, he moved to Reno, NV, where he lasted only a few years before ending up back in California. This time it was in Ventura, where he worked as a surgical anesthetist and coached high school water polo. Eventually he decided that he should probably think about a career, but it was already too late– he had decided he liked to write and thus was doomed forever. He has recently taken refuge in the obscure-yet-charming town of Lake Arrowhead, CA, where he runs Ghostwriting Services, while concurrently writing his upcoming books. His chosen partner in this life, Lea, and her two confused kids harbor him knowingly. His original career path in surgical anesthesia has been seemingly dichotomous with his other life as a writer and college professor. He's ok with that. And he eats copious amounts of pizza.

He currently teaches veterinary science at Boston Reed University, and is pursuing his PhD in anthropology.

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I Almost Died in the Grand Canyon 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
widlflower More than 1 year ago
This short story is well worth reading. I would love to read more of his work. Sometimes, a good short story is just what is needed between novels...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short article about a hike gone wrong. Held my interest because the author is descriptive and there were pictures at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ex.: Cathy and 'I' took photos. The bighorn took photos of Cathy and 'me'. ( NOT "...of Cathy and 'I' ..." ) Interesting (?). Short. ... Very short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only was this poorly written and hard to follow, but it highlights the worst thing one could do in a situation like that: taking photos!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More of a magazine article than book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A interesting little story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago