By Angela,Duffy Ballard
* Winner of the 2003 Barbara Savage Miles from Nowhere Award
* a mix of romance, humor, and experience at the Pacific Crest Trail
* Written in "he said/she acknowledged" alternating chapters, this younger couple every one inform their very own story
They're unsure which got here first -- falling in love with one another or falling in love with the belief of mountaineering the Pacific Crest path (the size of California, Oregon, and Washington). on the trailhead, the younger couple used to be warned that there will be tears, that every must locate their very own separate velocity, and that every now and then the tent would appear enormously small for the 2 of them. They have been instructed that their greatest stumbling blocks to luck will be . . . each one other.
Their first shock: freeze-dried nutrition do humorous issues for your GI- tract. Their first struggle: while Angela spotted that Duffy's lengthy legs propel him alongside the path quicker than she will muster. yet on they pressed -- encountering snakes, bears, and fellow thru-hikers with path names like loopy Legs and trap 23. They baked within the deserts of Southern California, gazed awestruck on the snowy, serrated peaks of the excessive Sierra, and tried to conceal from Northern Washington's possible incessant rain. 130 days of Pacific Crest path later, they made it -- blisters and all.
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