Four Boots, One Journey

Four Boots, One Journey

A Story of Survival, Awareness and Rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail

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Originally published as an award-winning paperback: A Hike for Mike. Jeff Alt takes you vicariously along the John Muir Trail, on an entertaining adventure, with his new wife, Beth. Jeff convinces Beth, a woman who prefers hotels, hot showers and warm beds to chuck her domesticated ways and hike over 218-miles which leads to lots of humorous moments. Together, they traverse three national parks, including the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney. Jeff is compelled to take Beth on a hike after her brother tragically dies by suicide. Jeff thinks the hike will do Beth some good. They walk in her brother's memory as a depression awareness campaign. The Alt's journey is full of inspiration and adventure; from menacing bears, to lightning bolts, mountain lions, food shortages, and altitude sickness. Beth discovers the trials and joy of backpacking and they emerge from the trail rejuvenated.

Originally published as an award-winning paperback: A Hike for Mike. Jeff Alt takes you vicariously along the John Muir Trail, on an entertaining adventure, with his new wife, Beth. Jeff convinces Beth, a woman who prefers hotels, hot showers and warm beds to chuck her domesticated ways and hike over 218-miles which leads to lots of humorous moments. Together, they traverse three national parks, including the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney. Jeff is compelled to take Beth on a hike after her brother tragically dies by suicide. Jeff thinks the hike will do Beth some good. They walk in her brother's memory as a depression awareness campaign. The Alt's journey is full of inspiration and adventure; from menacing bears, to lightning bolts, mountain lions, food shortages, and altitude sickness. Beth discovers the trials and joy of backpacking and they emerge from the trail rejuvenated.



Publisher: New York, NY : Beaufort Books, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780825307362
0825307368
Characteristics: 223 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

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kelseyfairlie
Aug 27, 2017

I picked up this book for the encouragement on my upcoming trek. This journey is just that. It takes you alongside a couple who walks the entire JMT. There are a few points that are repetitive in the book but if you can over look those repeat ideas then you'll enjoy this one. It goes day by day in their journey of 16 days across California. Overall a great short read!

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