Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles
As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell and many photographs with which to illustrate them. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the 80s are among his favourites. The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada through desert, forest and mountain wildernesses. In Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles Chris recounts not only his own six-month walk but also the longer story of the Trail itself, sharing his ideas and reflections on how the trail is developing, its future and consequent challenges.
‘This is what Chris’ books do. They shake you out of lethargy and install in you that love of the natural world that keeps us all going.’
-Andy Howell, Outdoors Blog
‘It’s a captivating read as Chris takes you through each step with vivid descriptions of his thoughts and experiences.’
-Outdoor Enthusiast Top Trails, 2015