A Long Way From Nowhere: A Couple's Journey on the Continental Divide Trail

A Long Way From Nowhere A Couple s Journey on the Continental Divide Trail What is it like to hike the length of the Continental Divide Trail For Matt and Julie also known as Optimist and Stopwatch life on the trail meant twenty seven days without seeing another hiker six

  • Title: A Long Way From Nowhere: A Couple's Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
  • Author: Julie Urbanski Matt Urbanski
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  • Page: 117
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  • What is it like to hike the length of the Continental Divide Trail For Matt and Julie, also known as Optimist and Stopwatch, life on the trail meant twenty seven days without seeing another hiker, six bears encountered within fifteen hours, two sets of maps, a GPS, and a compass to find the trail, and both wildfires and massive flooding to add to the adventure Hiking theWhat is it like to hike the length of the Continental Divide Trail For Matt and Julie, also known as Optimist and Stopwatch, life on the trail meant twenty seven days without seeing another hiker, six bears encountered within fifteen hours, two sets of maps, a GPS, and a compass to find the trail, and both wildfires and massive flooding to add to the adventure Hiking the trail also meant a dramatic shift in perspective, a strengthening of love and friendship, and a redefining of the journey.This is the story of the couple s 3,000 mile walk on the Continental Divide Trail, through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana Both Optimist and Stopwatch play a role in narrating the story, revealing how differently they both think and act in the face of challenges but also how well they work together to complement each other.Few people know about the Continental Divide Trail and even fewer have hiked the entire length of it, creating an air of mystery surrounding the trail Optimist and Stopwatch explore the many layers of the trail life on the Continental Divide Trail as they make their way over desolate terrain, eventually finding solace in the very aspects of the trail that made them question their desire to ever take on such a challenge.

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    1. Trail journalI enjoyed reading about an adventure I'd like to try one day. The trials, honest self examination, and the celebrations of a couple working in harmony was interesting reading.


    2. After reading "Between and Rock and a White Blaze" (AT thru hike)and meeting both Julie and Matt. I was on the look out for their other two thru hikes. CDT was their final hike, yet the second book I read. I'll get to the PCT. I'm glad I read this one second. Julie came to an amazing Ah Ha moment some competitive runners never get to. It's about the journey not the destination. I especially loved that she (Stopwatch) and then Matt (Optimist) wrote a chapter. They both keep it very real. And that [...]


    3. If you read The Cactus Eaters and want a window into a couple that's less dysfunctional, this book is an extreme foil. Matt and Julie are so self-aware and functional, it's almost too much. But after reading Wild, Cactus Eaters & A Walk in the Woods, it was refreshing to hear about trail life from experienced hikers. Plus, the CDT had been a mystery to me before this book. Great account of the trail's unique challenges.


    4. I really enjoyed this bookFirst of all my hat's off to the authors. They accomplished just about all of the toughest of the triple crown trails. They definitely had that 'fast hiker' gene. The book was well written and their emotions were well conveyed. I have read a bunch of AT and PCT trip books. This was the first PCT trip book that I have read. These guys have hiked more miles in 10 years than the 1,900 miles of the AT that I have hiked in 21 years.The only 2 things that I found hard to beli [...]


    5. An amazing journey, and a much more dangerous one than I ever imagined: rattlesnakes, grizzlies, lightening, forest fires, foul or dry water sources, and scaling high mountain peaks in Colorado in foggy, cold, rainy weather. If a hiker gets injured, with no cell phone coverage, and no one else hikes by for a day or more, it could end badly. My hat is off to brave/fool-hardy people who can through-hike this challenging trail.


    6. Way too many details in the book. It felt more like a detailed log of day by day events. Did not finish the book as it was probably as exhausting to read it as to walk the Continental Divide. Instead of sore feet, a sore brain and eyes. 2 stars for having potential to wrap the facts up into little stories.


    7. Loved the candid honesty, and appreciate the tenacity to complete such an arduous task. And for Stopwatch going back to the trail.The canid honesty, determination, and respect for the trail. Stopwatches returning to the trail more in support of a relationship and it turned out to be a blessing to both.


    8. An eye-opener on the poor conditions of the CDT and details that I found interesting. I was some surprised at their lack of knowledge as to how they needed to stay together, foresee possible problems that could occur, and their lack of knowledge on using various tools to help them navigate.


    9. This book is very different from what I usually read but drew me in. I came to love Matt and Julie and all their friends. I shared their emotions both the ups and downs the joys and the disappointments. I recommend this book as one that won't disappoint you.


    10. It was interesting, beginning to endBecause it was interesting beginning to end. This book not only told the story about the climb but also the interpersonal story of the couple.


    11. This co-authored husband and wife book bears considerable resemblance to the last married couple thru-hike book I read-I Promise Not to Suffer. That book was about the Pacific Crest while this one is about the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). In each book, the husbands set the pace, the wives suffer, with both women maintaining their connections to their steamrolling partners in spite of overwhelming stress, discomfort, and self-deprecation. I was shuffling along the CDT in 2013 ( the same year d [...]


    12. I think I am officially done reading trail journal books for a while. This one was better written and edited than the previous two I read, but it still managed to irritate me. The Good: Written from two perspectives, so it doesn't get so monotonous as other trail journals. Hiker's-eye view of the CDT, a much less popular trail than the PCT and AT. From the trail books and blogs I have read, I appreciated that Matt and Julie actually respected the rules and didn't adopt that typical thru-hiker ex [...]


    13. Experiencing the CDT - each state a treat!Having grown up in the west, each state that made up the CDT felt familiar while the wilderness aspect left me amazed that so much space could still be travelled on public land. I enjoyed the alternating chapters by Matt and Julie and was thrilled when I realized that their journey was just a year ago and I began poaching my own travels through Colorado, Montana, Yellowstone and Glaciermembering some of the same weather, the announcement of fires, diffic [...]


    14. This is almost exclusively devoted to a day-by-day recital of the waypoints along the Continental Divide Trail. In other words, a statement of where they went without much on how they did it. For example, if you eliminated all references to going to a town for re-supply, a good fifteen percent of the book would disappear. The only drama arises from Julie Urbanski wrestling with whether to continue the hike. It talks about the weather conditions, out of necessity, but otherwise very little is sai [...]


    15. This book is largely a day by day description of where they walked, the weather, mileage covered, and some challenges they faced along the way. It was hard to get a real sense of each character due to the limited insight into their struggles and attitudes. There was limited context provided around their lives and relationship, and emotions were kept at bay. I truly subscribe to the hike your own hike philosophy, but must say I felt a let down at the number of pages dedicated to high mileage push [...]


    16. I really enjoyed this book. It was refreshing to read a book about hiking a trail that was actually about the trail without an over abundance of psychological factors involved like you get with books like Wild.This book just was. I was great to learn about this trail, and while there were a few insights into their lives and relationship, it was a nuts and bolts book about hiking a long distance. Just the kind of book I like!


    17. This was a pretty interesting book. I've read a lot of trail books, but this is the first one about the Continental Divide Trail. One thing that bothered me was that Julie started off being a vegan then changed to a vegetarian. Why mention it? Who cares? Another thing was that she took a "scolding" shower. I was just picturing the shower head talking to her saying "You dirty, dirty girl. You should shower more often!"


    18. DeterminationI was determined to finish this book in one sittingThough I was unable to do that, it still didn't keep me from finishing the book. I had a very hard time putting the book down, I was so caught up in the adventure. I loved this book. I hope one day to do some hiking, but as soon as I can I am going camping near the PCT (I live near the Sierra Mountains)! It was all I could do to cheer them alongI will share their story, I am inspired!


    19. An exciting adventure. Having read the couple's first two books about the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail I was excited to read about their adventure on the CDT. This is by far the most difficult trail of all. Few trail to angels, no water, fewer places to restock food and barely any other hikers around. More wildlife, the dangerous kind, grizzly bears, moose, elk and mountain lions. Yikes, it is a wonder that anyone makes it out alive!


    20. Ugh. I love reading thru-hiking accounts, but I had to force my way through this one. I couldn't stand the way the authors wrote about nature (the section about observing vs participating in nature and the comparisons to Jurassic Park?? Yuck.). This book also really, really needs to be put through the editing process, which is a step that was clearly skipped. The constant errors were distracting. Just glad I'm done.


    21. I have read several books by authors who explain their experiences along the Appalachian, and Pacific Coast trails and this novel provides the best details possible for any hiker of any level.The novel is an excellent adventure story for couples and is an inspirational relationship story for all to read.Great Read!


    22. The journey or the destination?good book and an easy read. helps to understand the difference between the journey and the destination. good perspective on the trials both mental and physical of through hiking.


    23. I liked Julie's report on their adventure mixed in with Matt's. I like stories written from different perspectives. This is another hiking adventure I envy. I could feel the pain, excitement, longing and weather they faced on their adventure.


    24. Good read for any hiker who can relate or wanna be hiker who wants to know what it is like on the trail. Good story line to keep the reader engaged. Overall a fun read.


    25. I love reading about long distance hikers and their adventures on the trail. This story was detailed and an enjoyable quick read.


    26. Guess this girl can't "hike" enough. With this book I will have read my way thru the triple crown and then I will move on to the Colorado Trail.



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