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Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home Book Review


Aaron Zagrodnick
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Aaron Zagrodnick

A successful thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail is, by any means, a notable physical and mental victory. Setting the fastest known time (FKT) record on the PCT is a nearly superhuman feat of athleticism. Writing an engrossing, entertaining, and inspiring book about the experience is not only another accomplishment for Heather “Anish” Anderson, but is also a true gift not only to the hiking community but to readers in general. Written largely in a day-by-day format, Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home chronicles Anderson’s record-setting hike of the PCT in 2013, which she completed nearly four days quicker than Scott Williamson, the previous record holder. Interspersed between the daily entries noting the miles hiked, challenges overcame, and food consumed are many fascinating anecdotes and background stories that help the reader understand the why of Anderson’s attempt – which I ultimately found to be more interesting than the how...

Read this review of the book Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home courtesy of @Mark in our Issue 42 Media section:

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home Review

Thirst by Heather Anderson Book Review

Issue 42 Page 1

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