The Great Divide: A Walk Through America Along the Continental Divide

Author: 
Pern, Stephen
Year Published: 
1987

"An Englishman walks the Divide from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. Pern points out the greatness of the land and people he meets (and the bizarre, from Amway distributors to a drunk in the middle of a busy highway). My favorite description is ""artlessly fat"" which he uses to describe two female barflies. Pern also gives the best explanation yet on the difference between American bars and British pubs.

When reading Pern's prose on his adventure, I was taken away to the remote barren tundra high on the American spine. His eloquent style draws the reader into each and every triumph, while spilling imagery as brilliant as the mountains he traverses. I felt his pain, I felt his joy. This is a must read."

Review: 
5 of 5
Format: 
Book
Type: 
Story
Topic: 
Backpacking
Availability: 
Available