Hike with Me: Stump Lake
A narrative nonfiction tale of Jeanne Bustamante's first overnight solo backpacking trip to Stump Lake in Idaho. The first in the Hike with Me series about backpacking trips. Full color photos add striking visuals to this book. More
A solo hike gives a person a lot of time to think. During an overnight solo hike over Labor Day weekend in 2013, Jeanne Bustamante found herself thinking of her mother.
No matter how much Jeanne wanted to share the experience of the hike, the backpacking, the views of wild Idaho forests and occasional wildlife, with her mother, it couldn't happen. Her mother uses a wheelchair and a walker, and cannot be outside in the heat. She has Multiple Sclerosis, and Jeanne could never bring her on a backpacking trip.
Hike with Me: Stump Lake brings the trail to her.
It is an account of a solo hike from a woman who still considers herself a beginning backpacker, told for her mother, who has never backpacked, and never will. Jeanne begins with an explanation for the lay person of what backpacking entails for her, and continues with pictures and written descriptions of how the overnight solo hike to Stump Lake, near Donnelly, ID, went.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National MS Society.
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