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  • Location: Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington State

The Unlikeliest Backpacker

The Unlikeliest Backpacker

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Who fancies packing up your life and taking off on The Pacific Crest Trail?

  • ISBN: 978-0995765849
  • Genre: Adventure, Autobiography/memoirs, Travelogue

What you need to know before your trail

Life has become routine. You sense there is more out there to experience and explore with an urge gnawing away inside to do something different. But what? Before you know it, plans have snowballed – you’ve quit your city job and flown to America to begin life living in the wilderness, walking hundreds of miles with no income. ‘The Unlikeliest Backpacker’ chronicles a British couple’s absurd journey as aspiring long-distance hikers.

With Canada hundreds of miles away, they must learn to backpack and survive on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. How hard can it be?

Travel Guide

Travel the Pacific North Trail with The Most Unlikeliest Backpacker

This is a book you can really walk the locations yourself – but it’s one of the longest walks in a novel we’ve come across in a while. It’s on the advanced level shall we say?

A few places of note: Oregon

Callahan’s Lodge and Restaurant

Elk Lake Resort 

Mount Hood/Timberline Lodge

Then on the way to Washington State, they cross over the rather ominously named Bridge of Gods:

They walk east of Packwood, Knifes Edge, Mount Ranier, Stehekin Valley and across the Manning Peak in Canada.

The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,653 mi (4,270 km) long. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks. It’s one of the most stunning walks in the world and  Kathryn’s experiences of it is quite something!

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Unlikeliest Backpacker

Destination: Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon, Washington State Author/guide: Kathryn Barnes  Departure Time: 2000s

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