• Almost Somewhere

  • Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail
  • By: Suzanne Roberts
  • Narrated by: Virginia Wolf
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-26-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California's John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the 28-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts's account of that hike.
John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a "vast range of light", and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry - confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men - is as much about finding a woman's way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes.
Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.
©2012 The Board of Regents of the Universityof Nebraska (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By jamie on 12-07-17

Good book

This book is written from the perspective of a girl in her 20’s figuring out life as an adult. I am a male in my 40’s and enjoyed the story but I think it would really appeal to women even more.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Sammy on 02-21-18

Not much of a hiking book.

What would have made Almost Somewhere better?

If it had been more about the John Muir Trail and less about the author's insecurities and anxiety.

Any additional comments?

I love to hike, and I love reading about hiking. Especially long distance trails. I expected Almost Somewhere to fit in that genre, but it didn't. There are plenty of female long distance hikers out there that have written really outstanding trail memoirs, Erin Miller's book Hiker Trash for instance is superb. I got real tired of all the female angst, and insecurities. I made it half way through before throwing the towel in.

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