A bit later than I wanted to get it published, but I finally worked out my issues with the cover formatting and knuckled down and got the ebook versions prepped for both kindle and smashwords. So now I’ve published 5 volumes of Hike with Me.
Four solo trips, two segments of the Idaho Centennial Trail and one non-Idaho hike along the Washington Pacific Coast.
Hundreds of color pictures. Thousands and thousands of words.
A large print, full color paperback edition for each one, along with ebook versions available across a variety of online retailers.
I don’t think I really believed when I started writing these that I would be able to keep going for five years. It was an intention born during that first solo trip, when I thought about how I might share how my journey felt with a very specific audience – my mom. Most people in my life, I could, theoretically, take on the trail. Even though my dad has a bad back, I could take him on a short trek, keeping his pack light. My brother, sure. But my mom has multiple sclerosis. She doesn’t travel well even by car. She would never be able to come out and experience the trail.
So, with the intention to share the experience with her, I’ve shared it with even more people. Not to mention, I’ve got a reliable Christmas gift to give each year that’s unique and personal.
So. Check it out. Hike with Me: Idaho Centennial Trail Owyhee. Pictures of the paperback to come when they arrive.