A Blistered Kind Of Love: One Couple'S Trial By Trail (Barbara Savage Award Winner)

A Blistered Kind Of Love: One Couple'S Trial By Trail (Barbara Savage Award Winner)

  • Publish Date: 2003-09-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Angela Ballard Duffy Ballard
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WINNER OF THE 2003 BARBARA SAVAGE MILES FROM NOWHERE MEMORIAL AWARD

Theyre not sure which came firstfalling in love with each other, or falling in love with the idea of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (Mexico to the Canadian border). At the trailhead, they were warned that there would be tears, that each would have to find their own separate pace, and that at times the tent would seem awfully small for the two of them. They were told that their biggest obstacles to success would beeach other.

Their first surprise: freeze-dried meals do funny things to your GI tract. Their first fight: when Angela noticed that Duffys long legs propel him along the trail faster than she can muster. But on they pressed encountering snakes, bears, and fellow thru-hikers with trail names like Crazy Legs and Catch 23. They baked in the deserts of Southern California, gazed awestruck at the snowy, serrated peaks of the High Sierra, and attempted to hide from Northern Washingtons seemingly incessant rain. 132 days later, they made itblisters and all.

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