Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the "Triple Crown" of backpacking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)?a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet. A few years later, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into those mounta By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the "Triple Crown" of backpacking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), P...

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Title:Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home
Author:Heather "Anish" Anderson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1680512366
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home Reviews

  • Jenny
    Apr 08, 2019
    Beautifully written and so inspiring. ...
  • Michelle Morrell
    Apr 13, 2019
    I read this straight through in about three hours on a Saturday morning, and in doing so I felt maybe I understood the author's staggering determination to do something amazing, break the fastest time ever to walk the Pacific Crest Trail. Okay, no, I'm kidding, lying in bed with my...
  • Leigh
    Mar 12, 2019
    Great read! I meet Anish on the PCT last summer while she was going for the triple crown. I don't think this book would be good to read if you were interested in hiking the pct for the first time and wanted to learn about it. There is a lot of trail detail she leaves out (she was just ...
  • Andrew
    Apr 07, 2019
    Amazing accomplishment - 2600 miles in 60 days. Writing was good and quick, didn?t ever feel monotonous as you might fear a book about hiking would. I did find myself asking ?why? a few times - why did she do this, why did she decide to take herself out of the rest of life for th...
  • Leah
    Feb 28, 2019
    I have admired Heather Anderson for years, following along with her mindblowing journeys on America's long trails. She recently completed a calendar triple crown, shortly before this book was released. We're taken back to her first record setting hike on the PCT, an intro to a woman wh...
  • Misti
    Feb 03, 2019
    Loved, loved, loved this book! The PCT has never been high on my list of the Triple Crown to hike (I've done the AT and the FT (not a TC trail)) but Anish's writing enticed me to re-evaluate it as a potential priority the next time I'm in a season of life to do another thru-hike. H...
  • Tracy
    Mar 03, 2019
    I don't currently have anyone in my life who connects with wilderness in the way I used to before I gave into a conventional suburban life with my two kids and a minivan. I ask myself hourly what I am doing here and if I have lost the courage to go back out for fear of something happen...
  • Belinda Bertrand
    Apr 19, 2019
    The incredible story of Anish who broke the record hiking from Mexico to Canada on the PCT. Her determination to hike over 18 hrs / day and 50 miles / day is incredible! What a warrior. If you like Wild, you'll like this book. ...
  • Amy Moritz
    Feb 20, 2019
    Full disclosure: I have interviewed Heather "Anish" Anderson on more than one occasion. I don't know her. I wouldn't even go so far to say we're acquaintances. But I love her. So I went into this with a preconceived notion that I was already going to love this book. And it did not d...
  • Stacey
    Apr 02, 2019
    As a fellow thru-hiker of the PCT, I really enjoyed reading Thirst. Anish does a great job sharing her personal journey within and along the trail as she pushes herself in ways that would break most of us. Hiking a long distance trail is a profound personal pilgrimage no matter how you...
  • Chelsea
    Feb 08, 2019
    I wish I could give Thirst more than 5 stars. I've read a lot of PCT books, and none have made me want to pack up and hike as much as this one (at a much slower pace than Anish, though!). Well written and so inspiring. ...
  • Tara deCamp
    Mar 11, 2019
    I have so much respect for Heather "Anish" Anderson, and I identify with her in some regards. I was never good at sports in school - always picked last for teams, one of the last to finish the mile, etc. But something about hiking did it for me. I have a huge connection with nature, an...
  • Rachel
    Mar 07, 2019
    Written with such beautiful prose, I think this may be my new favorite trail book. The balance of description of the trail and personal journey were perfect. Often thru hikers focus on one or the other when telling their story. Anish, you are an inspiration! ...
  • Fred Friel
    Apr 19, 2019
    A must read for every thru hiker or tentative thru hiker. Heather completed her Pacific Crest Trail Fastest Known Time in 2013 in over 60 days and so many hours. Her descriptions of thirst and heat exhaustion in the desert, altitude sickness in the Sierra, and just overall exhaustio...
  • Brett Anderson
    Mar 26, 2019
    "My day starts at 5 a.m. I will walk all day at 3 miles per hour, stopping only to get water, dump sand from my shoes or such. Each stop lasts but a few minutes. I walk until the miles pile up, until night falls and my headlamp comes out, until the aching in my feet and legs seems unbe...
  • Kasey Lawson
    Mar 05, 2019
    ?Why is it that I can?t be content to live a ?normal life?? Why do I spiral into depression when I am away from the wilderness too long? What possible use could my only talent be when it?s something as basic as walking?! Why am I happiest as a vagabond of the wild? I?d pra...
  • Gail Storey
    Mar 11, 2019
    Shimmering with Heather Anderson's sensibility, finely honed by thru-hiking the "Triple Crown" of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home is an exceptional book in that Anish (her trail name) reveals the Pacific Crest Trail a...
  • Franziska
    Mar 17, 2019
    This was not my first book about a PCT thru-hike but the first about a FKT record attempt. I have a lot of respect for what Heather ?Anish? (her trailname) Anderson achieved. In her book she describes most of her days during her record hike and takes small sidesteps into her childh...
  • Natalie
    Apr 15, 2019
    Never go hiking, lest you discover what your life has been missing, and yearn for it every day after. I read a review of this book as part of my job, and the timing was just what I needed: feeling like life had little to offer me at present, I figured I might as well finally do the ...
  • Brian Collins
    Apr 13, 2019
    Fabulous book where Heather not only takes you on her hiking journey, but her personal one as well - not afraid to share vulnerabilities and insecurities that are all too often hidden in "success" stories. ...
  • Nancy N
    Mar 08, 2019
    It doesn?t matter if you?re a thru hiker, a day hiker, a woods wanderer, a simple meanderer, or anti-outdoors, this book is amazing! It?s something to read if you?ve ever totally doubted yourself and the things you can achieve. If you?ve faced fears of any kind. You will pick...
  • Erica Zutz
    Mar 21, 2019
    Love this book and the vivid detail of hiking the pct. it was amazing. All I want to do is hike. Hike forever. ...
  • Danielle Davis
    Feb 25, 2019
    This was a fast read. While I liked the story of her hiking the PCT, I was hoping this was from the year she hiked the triple crown. But it is not. It's still a great story and a hell of an accomplishment. ...
  • Natalie zieman
    Feb 21, 2019
    For those who know me ? you?ll know that the woods and the connection to nature through hiking is something especially important to me. There is no other activity that I can think of in my life that brings me a real palpable rush of joy and calm as does standing on the precipice ...
  • Kelli Reddy
    Mar 03, 2019
    Wow! Memoir is so good, about heather Anderson who broke the self supported FKT on the PCT in 60 days 17 hours and 12 minutes. Her story made me dream of doing my own thru hikes and heading to the mountains. She?s complicated and driven and I could relate to parts of her. Loved this ...
  • Ryne Anderson
    Apr 03, 2019
    This was a fun and quick read. I wanted more on what was driving her to go for the record. It seemed to me like she was holding back in telling the full story of how her past and dissatisfaction of trying to have a "normal" life affected her motivations on the trail. I'd love to read t...
  • Amber R-C
    Apr 13, 2019
    A thoroughly enjoyable and exhausting account of Anish?s FKT record on the PCT. I saw a recent review that lamented the factual play-by-play of the book & I have to disagree that this is a bad thing. It?s exactly what we want as armchair athletes - we want to be with the author...
  • Tim Mathis
    Feb 11, 2019
    This book is SO good! It chronicles the author's 2 month process of setting the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, and manages to make an unimaginable accomplishment - hiking 2650 miles in 60 days - deeply relatable. There's just so much to like here. It's beautifully written, an...
  • Mariah Heinzerling
    Feb 19, 2019
    As someone poised to begin hiking the Appalachian Trail in a month, this spoke to me in so many ways. It is rare to read something so raw and powerful, and rarer to read something so truthful. I loved every second of this book, and I read most of it during a freezing cold night in a te...
  • David Lastinger
    Mar 31, 2019
    I have spend a wee bit of time on the PCT compared to what Heather has done. However, I was able to envision myself on the same trails as she laid out her journey. If you are a hiker of any sorts, this will be a great read for you. Once I started, I could not put it down. There will be...