Get ready for the sublime beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the Mojave Desert, through the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, to Canada, traversing the American West is not for the faint-hearted. Pristine mountain lakes, nights under the stars, and spontaneous friendships forged over camp- fires reward hikers who stay the course. Tim Voors a passionate long-distance hiker who walked the trail alone over the course of six months details everything you need to know; hiking etiquette, planning food re- supply boxes, and navigating bear territory. Lushly illustrated and featuring spectacu- lar photography, the 2,650-mile (4,265-km) journey comes to life in The Great Alone.
As much about physical and mental endurance as it is about overcoming loneli- ness and fear, ultimately The Great Alone is about the power of the wilderness to restore the human spirit.Voors's infectious enthusiasm invites you to grab a backpack and set off on an adventure to rediscover yourself. The world is waiting.