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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Got the book yesterday and spent last night drooling over my keyboard while looking at the beautiful pictures on the CD. Then I started reading. Even though most of the offtrail sections are beyond my capabilities, I'm getting lots of good ideas (W_D has some suggestions for bypassing the more difficult sections when it's possible) for future trips. I'll review the book when I'm done with it, which may not be for another week or so.
In fact, I became so fascinated with it (even on the armchair adventure level) that I just filed an extension of time for my taxes so I could spend the next few days with W_D's book!
My opinion so far:
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey
Ok, I've now been able to spend a bit of time with it (It arrived on Tuesday this week WD! - and "the cheque is in the mail"(seriously it is) )
Very well done, nice job and it's pretty clear what your audience is. I like the lighter weight emphasis packlist (although would question the need for it in a book geared to "experience backpackers" - but I'm sure you already asked yourself the same questions repeatedly while editing..)
You have very much confirmed what I already expected, I need to take a week or two and go there. along with all the places I need to revisit in the sierras.. Sigh.. so many places, so little time..