Amazon Sports and Outdoor Books Department Recommends Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Bill Walker, is the second-best selling book on America’s great national scenic trail running from Mexico to Canada through the desert, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Cascades. The top selling book, of course, is Wild–From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed. Bill Walker is a 6’11” businessman and writer who had never even spent the night outdoors until he was 44 years old. First, he thru-hiked the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail. He completed this journey despite losing 33 pounds, and subsequently wrote Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail. Then, after obsessing for three years over the challenge, he did the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Or at least all but the 43 pounds he lost along the way made it up to the trail’s northern terminus in Canada. He has also walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage froms southern France to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain on three different occasions. His recent narrative of that journey is The Best Way–El Camino de Santiago (2012). Walker is now writing a whimsical book on the subject of height.