The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story Of The First Trip Afoot Through The Grand Canyon by Colin FletcherThe Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story Of The First Trip Afoot Through The Grand Canyon by Colin Fletcher

The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story Of The First Trip Afoot Through The Grand Canyon

byColin Fletcher

Paperback | May 14, 1989

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The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.
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 ...
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Title:The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story Of The First Trip Afoot Through The Grand CanyonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.98 × 5.12 × 0.54 inShipping dimensions:7.98 × 5.12 × 0.54 inPublished:May 14, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679723064

ISBN - 13:9780679723066

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from long distance hiking classic Colin Fletcher's 'The Man Who Walked Through Time' is a long distance hiking classic. On foot, with a 60 pound pack (!?!) Fletcher hiked the Grand Canyon beneath the rim from one boundary of the national park to the other. He had two or three caches of food en route and three air re-supplies. Half way through his epic hike, he descended to the canyon floor and spent a week's vacation at a lodge. They entire journey took two months with each leg about a week long. It is a remarkable hike. And, it was accomplished in the early '60s at the beginning of the modern hiking era. His tramping narrative is interspersed with philosophical musings about why he is doing the journey and what the journey is doing to him. Overall, this was a great read.
Date published: 2011-10-17

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In 1963 Colin Fletcher became the first man to walk the length of Grand canyon, below the Rim. It began with a dream, when he and a friend detoured from a cross-country trip to take a hurried look at the great natural wonder. Standing on the Rim, surrounded by the profound and almost mystical silence, Fletcher knew that something had happened to the way he looked at things. He also knew that the Canyon, with its depths and distances, cliffs, buttes, and hanging terraces, beckoned to him, calling him on a journey that would challenge both his body and his mind.