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Journeys North

The Pacific Crest Trail
Narrated by: Traber Burns
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In Journeys North, legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada. This ensemble story unfolds as these half-dozen hikers - including Barney and his wife, Sandy - trod north, slowly forming relationships and revealing their deepest secrets and aspirations. They face a once-in-a-generation drought and early severe winter storms that test their will in this bare-knuckled adventure. In fact, only a third of all the hikers who set out on the trail that year would finish.

As the group approaches Canada, a storm rages. How will these very different hikers, ranging in age, gender, and background, respond to the hardship and suffering ahead of them? Can they all make the final 60-mile push through freezing temperatures, sleet, and snow, or will some reach their breaking point?

Journeys North is a story of grit, compassion, and the relationships people forge when they strive toward a common goal.

©2020 Barney Scout Mann (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Shirley
  • 05-10-2020

Good story but a mechanical reading

Perhaps my expectations of this book were too lofty. With the subject matter of human perseverance in some of this countries most beautiful and challenging terrain, I was hoping the content and telling would be up to the task. There were good characters and some character development. It was the reading that just left me flat due to its mechanical and uninspired story telling. I’m glad I listened all the way through.

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  • linda
  • 01-10-2020

Best long trail book yet!

I have completed the 3 long trails, and this is the best one yet. Enjoy!

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  • Tom and Stacy
  • 31-08-2020

Touching, Loved this book.

Didn't want it to end. I will be waiting for the next book. Want more.

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  • Jessica B
  • 23-08-2020

One of my favorite books ever!

I knew this book was going to be good, but I had no clue it was going to be this good!!! Soooo well written and you really connect to the people in the stories! Definitely makes me miss my thru hike!! Read this book!!! You won’t regret it!

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  • Jenny T.
  • 11-08-2020

wish it was narrated by the author

The narration sounded like a newscaster. The story was okay, I was drawn to the book for its personal story, but didn't feel that personal feeling while listening.