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Scout's Latest Book.

     Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail 

              ---2020 Banff Mountain Book Competiton Finalist---

"Master storyteller. Kept me up at night. A Fantastic book!" 

Heather Anderson, 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.


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PCT Hiker Mosaics—1000 Hikers!
—All slept at our House!

The mosaics are the inside covers of Scout’s new book Journeys North. Are you in it? Find your friends!


From Scout's next book: journeys North   (Mountaineers BOOKS, FALL 2020)


2,600 Miles Down. 37 Miles to GO.

But the weather had turned worse. Once a generation worse. Flecks of snow dusted Blazer’s brows, white fluff blotting jet-black, as she pulled her watch cap down tight. A dim light penetrated the pine and spruce thicket. Blazer piped up, “Happy Birthday, Frodo.”

My wife “Frodo” and I were taken aback. How could we both have forgotten?  Blazer: “What do you want for your birthday?”  

Frodo didn’t hesitate, her breath starkly visible. “I want to get out of the day alive.” 


Journeys North

The Pacific Crest Trail

Mountaineers Books lead book for Fall/Winter 2020

Journeys North spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail as they face a once-in-a-generation drought and early severe winter storms that test their will in this bare-knuckled adventure.

Only 60 miles from Canada, a storm rages. How will these hikers, differing in age, gender and background, respond to the hardship and suffering? Can they make the final push through sleet and snow, or will some reach the breaking point?

"I loved it! Brilliantly real ... profoundly moving." Aspen Matis, author of Girl in the Woods

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