By Erin McKittrick
In June 2007, Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, launched into a 4,000-mile excursion from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, touring exclusively via human energy. this can be the tale in their unparalleled trek alongside the northwestern fringe of the Pacific Ocean--a year-long trip via the most rugged terrain within the world-- and their encounters with rain, wind, blizzards, bears, and their very own emotional and non secular demons.
Erin and Hig set out from Seattle with a wish to elevate expertise of normal source and conservation matters alongside their path: straight forward logging of rainforests; declining wild salmon populations; extraction of mineral assets; and results of world weather swap. through taking every one mile step-by-step, they have been capable of in detail discover the coastal areas of Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska, see the barren region in its higher context, and supply a different on-the-ground point of view. An wonderful and, now and then, exciting event, theirs is a trip of discovery and of insights in regards to the tiny groups that dot this wild coast, in addition to the members there whom they meet and inspire.
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A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski by Erin McKittrick