Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail by Suzanne Roberts was published 2012.
It’s the author’s recollection of her 1993 hike with two friends.
They were hiking rookies. Woefully incompetent. Suzanne’s pack weighed 60lbs to start.
I recommend this book, especially for female hikers.
Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes.
Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.
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