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A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski

    A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski

    Sharing the amazing experiences that muscle-powered travel can create, author Erin McKittrick recounts her journey from Puget Sound to the Bering Sea in A Long Trek Home. See details

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    Sharing the amazing experiences that muscle-powered travel can create, author Erin McKittrick recounts her journey from Puget Sound to the Bering Sea in A Long Trek Home.

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    Sharing the amazing experiences that muscle-powered travel can create, author Erin McKittrick recounts her journey from Puget Sound to the Bering Sea in A Long Trek Home.

    • Author: Erin McKittrick
    • Softcover; 221 pages; black-and-white photographs
    • The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2009

    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.

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