High Adventure of Eric Ryback
by Eric Ryback
The story of the first person to backpack the entire Pacific Crest Trail. An 18 year old accomplished this lone trek in 1970. An epic 25000 mile journey to maturity and manhood.
Published April 1st 1973
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What an inspiring story! Eric Ryback's adventure is way too cool to review. The story is gripping, mostly because it is true. He recounts his trek with simple prose that captures the survivalist atmosphere of his trip. However, Ryback also manages to convey the beauty and severity of nature. The pictures were a nice touch, but I would have liked even more details told in his fresh, straightforward voice. I felt like I was on a high adventure as I read it. I would recommend this book to any teena...more
I was really excited for this book, but it was such a disappointment that I didn't make it more than a couple dozen pages. I tried to read it in high school, when I was extremely excited about long distance backpacking. I was hoping for a story about a great hike, but Ryback only wants to tell us about a great hiker. By the first night I was cheering for the wolves to eat him. The other thing that really got me was when he said that he built a ground fire every night whether he needed it or not....more