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"Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada- a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college...
A New Zealander and an Irishman quit their jobs, cash in their savings and walk 2,626 miles from Mexico to Canada along one of the longest and most challenging foot trails in the world, the Pacific Crest Trail. Their route takes them through some of the most spectacular scenery in North America, including California's deserts, alpine lakes and granite peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, and massive volcanoes and temperate rainforests of the Cascade Mountains....