Weathered: Finding Strength on the John Muir Trail by Christy Teglo is a memoir of the author, hiking this difficult trail which changed her life. Ms.Teglo was a corporate executive, and is now a full time traveler.
- 352 pages
- Publisher : Perspective Through Adventure Publishing
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 173759000X
Without a doubt, I enjoy reading travel memoirs very much. They’re a lot of fun, gives me ideas for future (hopefully) trips, in addition to allowing me to learn about far off places.
Weathered: Finding Strength on the John Muir Trail by Christy Teglo emphatically focused on the author’s growth throughout her hike. A difficult 220 miles, which she did in approximately three weeks, amazingly her first long hike, not to mention going solo. Ms. Teglo was going through a difficult time in her life, her marriage was in disarray, and she needed some space to think. After months of preparing, she finally started on this monumental task.
I have never heard of The John Muir Trail before I started this book. The author does include many photos, but they weren’t included in my galley. The trail, however, looks amazing and certainly worth the trouble to hike, even if it’s just for a day.
Encountering weather and trail hazards, Ms. Teglo braved and persevered. But nothing is simple, she did find clarity of mind, but even after finishing she needed time to put her life back in order. Throughout the book, the author gives preparation tips, trail tips, and lessons learned.
I enjoyed reading about the people she met, but I felt she could have expounded on this subject. I’ve done a lot of traveling, and the people one meet are usually the highlight, and most memorable moments, as well as fodder to stories which get better anytime you tell it.
The book could have used more editing. The writing, at times, made no sense or was simply repetitive. Lots of “because..” and other conjunctions which were either out of place, and made little sense as to why they were included. This was very conspicuous, and really hampered the reading and enjoyment of reading about her trip. It was especially noticeable at the last part, which was very well written, introspective, and an excellent way to wrap up this magnificent adventure.
Zohar — Man of la Book
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