Praise for Cindy Ross's A Woman's Journey:
"Ross lets readers into her heart."Publishers Weekly
"A beautiful book, a wonderfully fascinating narrative."Annie Dillard
A true account of a family's five-year adventure in the untamed wilderness of the American Rockies
The Continental Divide Trail, a rugged, 3,100-mile footpath running along the crest of the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico, is infamous for its tricky mountain passes and snowy traverses. In 1993, Cindy Ross, her husband, and their two toddlers, ages one and three, set out together on the Trail. Using llamas as kid-carriers and packers, they successfully hiked the entire Trail over the next five summers, covering the last 700 miles on tandem mountain bikes in 1998.
In Scraping Heaven, Cindy Rossthe author of four critically acclaimed booksdeftly interweaves evocative descriptions of the landscape with dramatic accounts of sudden snowstorms, gale winds, and wildlife encounters. Through it all, her intimate reflections on marriage, family, and children provide contrapuntal depth and interest far beyond the high Rocky Mountain peaks.
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And so they began in the summer of 1993, hiking through the Colorado Rockies, learning the habits of llamas, inventing more efficient ways to wash diapers on the trail and keeping two toddlers entertained, warm and healthy while trying to stay sane and absorb the vast beauty of the trail that dre...| Read Full Review of Scraping Heaven : A Family's ...
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