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The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaska Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert
Despite her participation in a graduate program about birds, Caroline Van Hemert began to feel trapped inside her lab and cut off from the natural world she was in the midst of studying. In an effort to reconnect to nature, Caroline carefully plans an expedition using rowboats, skis, rafts, canoes, and foot travel. The journey begins for Caroline and her husband, Pat, in Bellingham, WA, and won’t end until they reach Kotzebue, AK. Along the way, the couple finds endurance and reminders of their love for the outdoor world.
This Much Country by Kristin Knight Pace
Needing a reset after a debilitating divorce, Kristin Knight Pace moves to Alaska after accepting a job as a sled dog caretaker. There, she falls in love with the land and a man named Andy, and together, they begin anew. They start their own sled dog kennel and Kristin begins training to complete the Iditarod. The rugged wilderness teaches Kristin that she has what it takes to survive and discovering all that the land has to offer.
Mud Rocks Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail by Heather “Anish” Anderson
Heather “Anish” Anderson has made a name for herself as the record holder for the Fastest Known Time to complete the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 and yearns for more adventure. But the trails don’t come without challenges, from both the terrain and internally. As she fights through the ever-changing weather conditions and the nagging feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome, Heather powers through, determined to draw strength from unknown depths and leave her mark in the Appalachian Trail thru-hiker community.