Rookies in the Wild by John Riha
Approx. 56,050 words.
Published on September 11, 2013.
Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Backpacking.
A journey into the wilderness will reconstitute a lost soul. At least that's the theory. But when a newly unemployed dad decides to take his teenage son on a life-affirming backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail, he unleashes deep-rooted fears of the unknown. Cougars, Bigfoot, and iliotibial syndrome are con-conspirators in this true comic misadventure set in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.