Hundreds of prickly pear cactus needles stuck in the roof of the mouth would be enough to convince anyone that thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is no walk in the woods. After all, with 2,650 grueling miles of desert and mountain, with no plentiful water or proximity to civilization, the Pacific Crest Trail is possibly […]
A not uncommon fear among pregnant women is that the blessed event will unexpectedly happen in some public place and humiliating headlines will read: “Woman Gives Birth in Library, Bewildered Mother Thought She Just Had Stomachache!” Bad enough to make the news, but to give birth prematurely in a foreign country in what was suppose […]
A jolt. Then shuddering. Then, more ominously, swaying. The frightened passengers aboard the New York Express traveling high on a truss bridge over Big Sister Creek clutched their belongings and looked at each other in terror. What terrible thing was going on?
Inept procedures and political intrigue would dog and stall the investigation, but journalist Mark Pinsky, who for years followed and researched the case, puts the pieces together in his gripping true crime narrative.
Glorious fall foliage, cozy Heidi-esque mountains, delightful country stores, and cheese, lots and lots of cheese, – who wouldn’t fall in love with Vermont?
With only the cold, glittering stars above and dreadful nothingness below, climber Joe Simpson was in a terrifying predicament.