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The Man from the Cave

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"In this extraordinary book an American life slowly takes shape, rescued from anonymity through the casual discovery of a few mysterious objects. While backpacking in an isolated part of the Nevada desert in 1968, Colin Fletcher came upon an old wooden trunk standing at the mouth of a cave. Inside the cave he found what appeared to be a man's possessions, coated with the d ...more
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published April 1st 1981 by Alfred a Knopf
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A true-life detective story. While hiking in a Nevadan desert in 1968, walking man and author Colin Fletcher found a cave with an old-fashioned trunk and other personal items indicating that someone had once lived there — in the middle of proverbial nowhere — and left his effects behind.

But who?

It stuck in Fletcher’s mind and a year later he retraced his steps, lived in the cave for ten days and determined that he should attempt to piece together the story of the “Trunkman” from only the few cl
"Chuckawalla" Bill Simmons likely would have not considered his life story to be noteworthy enough to be the subject of the ten years of research invested by this author, nor the book that resulted from the memories, records, and remnants that Colin Fletcher managed to coax out of slumber. So exhaustive was Fletcher's dedication to giving him legs and spirit that Bill's reconstructed visage and persona seem as close as is possible to know the truth of anyone. Stubborn and gentle, focused and los ...more
One of my all time favorite books ever. On a hike, Colin Fletcher discovers a cave that was clearly someones home a long time ago. Painstakingly using clues he figures out who it was and sets out to learn about his life and why he lived in a cave. Fascinating reading. The book goes in and out of print so you may have to do some searching to find it.
Anneke Dubash
This is a book I read back in 1981 when it first was published, It has stuck in my mind all these years. However, I forgot the title. I just located the title and intend to reread it.
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Colin Fletcher was a pioneering backpacker and writer.

In 1963, Fletcher became the first to walk the length of Grand Canyon entirely within the rim of the canyon "in one go" — only second to complete the entire journey — as chronicled in his bestselling 1968 memoir The Man Who Walked Through Time. Through his influential hiker's guide, The Complete Walker, published the same year, he became a kind
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The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon The Complete Walker IV Thousand-Mile Summer Complete Walker III River: One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea

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