Walking Man: The Secret Life of Colin Fletcher

Walking Man: The Secret Life of Colin Fletcher

by Robert Wehrman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483572284
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 08/18/2016
Pages: 620
Sales rank: 1,134,403
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Date of Death:

November 1, 2008

Table of Contents

Prelude† xv

Part 1

Chapter 1 Emerging - Youth 1922-1943 1

Chapter 2 Hiatus - The War Years 33

Chapter 3 Searching - Africa 1946-1952 53

Chapter 4 Probing - Canada 1952-1956 77

Chapter 5 Finding - San Francisco and Tim 1956-1958 101

Part 2

Chapter 6 Metamorphosis - The Walk Up California 1958 129

Chapter 7 Loss - Tim's Betrayal, The Walk Up England 1959-1962 159

Chapter 8 Waiting - A year spent dreaming about Grand Canyon 1962-1963 181

Chapter 9 Time - Grand Canyon 1962-1963 207

Chapter 10 Fame! - The Thousand-mile Summer, another Grand Canyon Trek 1963-1968 223

Chapter 11 Trouble - 1967-1968 259

Chapter 12 Next - Back to Africa, Winds of Mara, Finding Trunkman's Cave, Pearce Ferry to Hoover Dam 1968-1972 279

Chapter 13 Interlude: The Fletcherites - Fans and Emulators 1968-Today 315

Chapter 14 Barriers - Carmel Valley, Alaska 1972-1979 343

Chapter 15 Cavemen - The Trunkman Years, Tennis 1974-1981 369

Part 3

Chapter 16 Challengers - Colin in his 60s 1983-1985 399

Chapter 17 OKYHOWL - Many Failed Ideas, New Friends: Pim Chavasant, Adrian Sanford, John Sexton, The River Journey 1985-1989 431

Chapter 18 Footprints - Writing River, Tennis Mania, Judy Tagg, Last Will and Testament, The Triumvirate, Chip Rawlins, The Complete Walker IV, The Unfinished Autobiography 1990-2001 455

Chapter 19 Withdrawal - The Accident, Fletcher's Last Years, Giving Up, Final Moments 2001-2007 481

Chapter 20 CODA- Man-Crud, Buried Treasures, CIA Connection, The Fletcher Collection, Legacy et at. 497

Appendices

Appendix A Fletcherisms 509

Appendix B Colin Fletcher: Life Timeline 517

Appendix C 1963 Grand Canyon National Park Traverse Timeline 521

Appendix D Artifacts Found at Chuckawalla Bill's Cave 525

Garlands of Appreciation 527

About the Author 539

Images 542

Index 552

Endnotes 568

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