The Thousand-Mile Summer

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The Thousand Mile Summer
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Author Colin Fletcher
Original title The Thousand Mile Summer: in desert and high sierra
Country United States
Language English
Subject Backpacking
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Howell-North Books, Berkeley
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The Thousand Mile Summer by Colin Fletcher is the author's chronicle of his 1958 hike along the entire eastern edge of California. Fletcher writes of traveling on foot along the Colorado River, though Death Valley and the High Sierra. The book was first published in 1964.


God is light, we are told, and Hell is outer darkness. But look at a desert mountain stripped bare by the sun, and you learn only geography. Watch darkness claim it, and for a moment you may grasp why God had to create Satan--or man to create both.

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