Crossing Arizona: A Solo Hike Through the Sky Islands and Deserts of the Arizona Trail

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The author's engaging account of his solo hike along the Arizona Trailfrom the Mexican border to Utah.

Crossing Arizona takes us on an extraordinary journey across some of the harshest, most remote, and arguably most beautiful natural terrain in the Lower 48. Long-distance hiker Chris Townsend, inspired by the writings of Edward Abbey and Colin Fletcher, set out alone to explore the desert landscape that inspired them. The rough, still-evolving Arizona Trail he hiked runs 800 miles from desert floor, through grasslands, through mountain forests, all the way from the Mexican border to Utah. Along this distinctly American path, Townsend's uniquely British sensibility ensures an entertaining read. Crossing Arizona is both an account of Townsend's adventure, and a chance to experience a truly unique corner of the world. This ultimate Lower 48 adventure describes some of the most beautiful and remote wilderness in the states. 20 black and white photographs 1 map Index

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Chris Townsend is Lecturer in the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is co-author with Mandy Merck of The Art of Tracey Emin, also published by Thames & Hudson.

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Townsend, an experienced hiker and author of 14 other books on hiking and the outdoors (e.g., Walking the Yukon), recounts his solo hike from the Mexican border up through the deserts, mountains, and canyons of central Arizona to the Utah border. His personal reflections during the two-month hike are intertwined with historical anecdotes as well as information about the region's flora and fauna and geological formations. Owing to the occasional repetitiveness and the lack of clear photographs the black-and-white images included are too grainy this title may be cumbersome to read if you are looking for an enticing travel adventure. But the plethora of background information, along with Townsend's experience as a long-distance hiker, may serve as a useful reference for those planning to attempt the 800-mile hike. Similar titles include Bruce Grubb's Hiking Arizona and Jerry Sieve's Along the Arizona Trail. Recommended for all libraries in Arizona and other libraries with an active outdoor clientele. John McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord
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