In “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home”, Heather Anderson tells the story of her record-breaking hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. After leaving home in late March 2013, she covered 2,663 miles in just under 153 days, becoming the fastest woman ever to complete the trek. Along the way, she faced extreme weather conditions and daunting physical challenges, but persevered through it all with grit and determination. In this engaging memoir, Anderson describes her remarkable journey from start to finish – including white-knuckle encounters with rattlesnakes and bears – as well as what kept her going when things got tough. With stunning photos of the trail included throughout, “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” is a moving tribute to one woman’s incredible willpower and courage.
For who is this book for ?
“Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” is a great read for anyone who is interested in adventure, travel, or the outdoors. Heather Anderson’s story of her record-breaking hike along the Pacific Crest Trail is an inspirational tale of determination and endurance. With stunning photos of the trail included throughout, this book is also a beautiful tribute to nature and the human spirit.
- Heather Anderson is an admirable woman for completing the hike
- The pictures in the book help show what she went through on her journey
- This would be a great book for someone who likes to read about travel and outdoor adventures
- The author does not spend enough time discussing the negative aspects of her journey, such as blisters and fatigue.
- The photos are only in black and white.
- There is no index or table of contents.
Learn more about the author
Heather Anderson is a long-distance hiker and the fastest woman to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trail. She has also hiked the John Muir Trail in just 10 days. Heather’s writing has appeared in Backpacker, Alpinist, Adventure Cyclist, Runner’s World, The Bark magazine and more.
” Thirst is an engaging, well written account of Heather Anderson’s record breaking hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. “
“Thirst is an amazing book! If you are looking for a thrilling adventure story with plenty of pictures to go along with it, then this is the perfect read for you. Heather Anderson’s journey along the Pacific Crest Trail was both physically and mentally challenging, but she managed to push through and set a new women’s record. This inspirational tale will leave you feeling motivated to reach for your own goals.”
“This is an amazing story of grit, determination, and sheer willpower in the face of enormous physical challenges. Heather Anderson’s journey along the Pacific Crest Trail is both awe-inspiring and inspiring, and her memoir is a great read.”
“I couldn’t put this book down! Heather’s journey is nothing short of amazing and her writing brings you right into the thick of it. This is a must-read for anyone who loves adventure tales or outdoor inspiration.”