I have read this book several times and it is
one of my favorites of the genre. Seeing
the Grand Canyon is an awe inspiring experience, sort of like looking up at all
the stars in the night sky, it makes you feel small and insignificant compared
to its timeless grandeur. Centuries are
before you in those tall walls of colorful rock. Colin Fletcher walked the length of the Grand
Canyon below the rim. It is an amazing
and timeless journey through spectacular terrain. His reverence for the natural world makes the
story of his journey quite special.
The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.
About the Author
Colin Fletcher (1922–2007) was born in Wales and educated in England. He moved to California in 1956 after serving in the Royal Marines, farming in Kenya, surveying in Zimbabwe, and prospecting in northern and western Canada. He is the first man to have walked the length of Grand Canyon National Park within the canyon’s rim. He is the author of numerous books on walking and the outdoors, including The Thousand-Mile Summer, The Man Who Walked Through Time, River, The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher, and three previous editions of The Complete Walker.