Dances With Marmots - A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure
Travel adventure. A New Zealander's experiences along the Pacific Crest Trail.
The story of a 2700 mile solo hike from Mexico to Canada, traveling up through the desert areas and snowbound High Sierra Nevada of California and the Cascade range of Oregon and Washington, emerging in the Okanogan Forest of BC Canada. An often humorous look at the US and its wilderness as seen through the eyes of a New Zealander.
The BIG DAY finally arrived, and giving what I hoped looked like a devil-may-care slightly buccaneering sort of wave to Sadie and two of my crew who had come to see me off, I disappeared into the departure lounge of the Auckland Airport.
I was a bit disappointed to realize that I was already beginning to hyperventilate and as yet there wasn't a bear or snake in sight - my most traumatic experience so far, was being robbed of $20 departure tax by an unsmiling airport official.