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The Man Who Walked Through Time The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon Colin Fletcher is a self described compulsive walker It is not unusual for him to pick up a map drive to an area that intrigues him and then start walking It should come as no surprise then that a d

  • Title: The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
  • Author: Colin Fletcher
  • ISBN: 9780679723066
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon By Colin Fletcher, Colin Fletcher is a self described compulsive walker It is not unusual for him to pick up a map, drive to an area that intrigues him, and then start walking It should come as no surprise then that a detour from U.S 66 to visit the Grand Canyon on a June morning in 1963 inspired Fletcher to walk the length of the Canyon below the rim In The Man Who Walked Through TimeColin Fletcher is a self described compulsive walker It is not unusual for him to pick up a map, drive to an area that intrigues him, and then start walking It should come as no surprise then that a detour from U.S 66 to visit the Grand Canyon on a June morning in 1963 inspired Fletcher to walk the length of the Canyon below the rim In The Man Who Walked Through Time Fletcher recounts his amazing journey For two months Fletcher struggled against heat and cold, lack of water and dwindling supplies The terrain was, at times, nearly impassible, yet despite the physical hardships, Fletcher came away from his experience with a new awareness of how humans fit into the vast scheme of things He writes, for example, of meeting a rattlesnake on Beaver Sand Bar Now I am no rattlesnake aficionado The first rattler I met scared me purple, and killing it seemed a human duty Yet by the end of that California summer I no longer felt an unreasoning fear of rattlers Instead, I accepted them as organisms with a niche in the web of life Accepted them, that is, as fellow creatures The Man Who Walked Through Time is a remarkable account of a journey both physical and spiritual It is also a record of the Grand Canyon as it was before the massive influx of tourism Fletcher s descriptions of the spectacular geography, the wildlife, and the remnants of much older cultures serve to remind us that the Grand Canyon has been around longer than humankind and may well outlast us.

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    1. A really interesting travelogue, varying from the technical to the contemplative The author walks upstream through the Grand Canyon some 50 years ago, in some places where it is likely no one walked before His meditations on animals and geology are fascinating, and while he didn t encounter any great mishaps, Colin Fletcher presents himself as very human Perhaps the most amazing thing to me is that this book was constructed after his adventure from notes in a journal.Selected this book from Vany [...]

    2. I like it very much Hypnotic Almost felt like I was meditating while I read it his writing VERY much made you feel like you were there Makes me realize how much I missed when we went to the Grand Canyon and meerly peered in Also, I found this inspiring, and showed the power of something as simple as walking, because this man s walking trips have showed him such amazing things going slow enough to really notice things, getting up close and personal than whizzing by in a car or plane.

    3. I wish everyone who has ever visited the Grand Canyon would read this book The casual visitor, who only sees the canyon from its rim, will learn about the grottos, the heat, the side canyons, the sweet scent of water, and the nearly 2 billion year old mountain roots that form the unseen base of the canyon, and all the millions of years of ocean silt and dust and dune sand that make up its upper reaches The reader will learn about night in the canyon, and the path of the canyon, and the tests of [...]

    4. I really enjoyed this book partly because I just spent a week at the Grand Canyon Even though this was written in 1969, it was fun to hear his perspective of walking the Grand Canyon before there were many or any trails He was very introspective about his trip which was refreshing no electronics, people or modern conveniences just nature I am most disturbed about the possibility of our politicians allowing mining, rerouting the Colorado River or building within the beautiful Canyon We need to to [...]

    5. I was bitterly disappointed by this book Two things became immediately apparent in the first chapters 1 the author sees himself as superior to others and 2 he really likes the sound of his own thoughts This is a book about Colin Fletcher than a book about the Grand Canyon.I tried to keep an open mind and thus ignore the ego nihilism and his unfortunate attempts to be a great thinker Now at the end of the book, I can say reading it was a complete waste of time I wanted to learn about the Grand C [...]

    6. Fletcher, supposedly the first man to walk the length of the Grand Canyon, below the Rim seems unlikely , wrote a book about it I must say I m sorely disappointed in the result It s horribly repetitive and boring, to begin with But my main objection is that Fletcher was determined before he left to have some sort of break with his old self, to become a new man, to have new heights of understanding So every time he had some new impression of the Canyon, he would go on and on about how now I had f [...]

    7. I spent the weekend with Mr Fletcher on his journy throuth the Grand Canyon in 1963 His journy took considerably longer He was in the canyon almost 2 months and most of it in solitude.Colin was the 1st man to walk the length of Grand Canyon National Park beneth the Rim He was an experienced hiker, having completed wakling the length of California from Mexico to Oregon in late 1950s I learned a lot about the geology of the Grand Canyon I learned about the wild ponies, burros, snakes, etc.

    8. I love hiking and I love Arizona Never got to the Grand Canyon yet The style so far seems a but overwrought but maybe it ll calm down once the guy gets onto the trail.Our man s on the trail now and dealing with the hard realities of the canyon He s not in any tourist areas right now That ll come later It helps to look at a map of the area and get a grip of how much of the gorge is really isolated because of its ruggedness impressive Well we re finally getting going into the chasm Should be inter [...]

    9. There were moments of this that I adored many stemming from just hiking the Canyon again so recently Actually started this book in the base of the Canyon at Phantom Ranch Yeah, I m a cliche

    10. By now I had accepted the terrible sweep of geologic time and I had felt, superimposed on the deliberate rhythm of the rocks, the pulse of life and the throb of man I had glimpsed the way these different arcs of time fitted together, one with the other, interlocking Above all, I had overcome the fear that lurks somewhere deep in most of us, the fear that comes when somebody first says Man is a newcomer on earth, the fear that threatens to overwhelm us when we first look back and down into a huge [...]

    11. I ve got to say, that after having enjoyed Bill Bryson s A Walk in the Woods , this book was rather dull Colin Fletcher hikes from one end of Grand Canyon National Park to the otherd has a perfectly safe, enjoyable time Nothing dramatic happens to him He doesn t run out of food or water, he doesn t twist an ankle or get sick or snakebitten No boulders pin him into an emergency situation requiring a harrowing escape While I certainly am glad he had a good, safe trip, it does however make for a ra [...]

    12. Am pleased to revisit one of the authors who filled in many gaps in my understanding about backpacking Back in the late 1960 s I bought gear from Trailwise from Berkley, CA, and outfitted myself with the same gear Fletcher used Svea stove, pack, sleeping bag, dry milk plastic squeeze bottle His The Complete Walker was my bible The best part of this book is the end, beginning with the day that Fletcher spent several hundred feet up a cliffsjde in a old set of caves where a family once lived It wo [...]

    13. A great look at some on who spent a life walking while considering philosophy, history, and methodologies.One of my favorite saying from Colin is Hell is where the police are Italian, the politicians are French and the cooks are English

    14. Fantastic read by a great walker author about traveling a place that I treasure below the rim of the Grand Canyon The first known walker to complete it in 1964, I believe on my radar for a long time due to the subject

    15. Colin Fletcher takes us on his journey with him through the Grand Canyon I wanted prose, something that would wow me, not just a diary of a journey I still enjoyed the book.

    16. A fascinating read about a serious walker s jaunt from one end of the Grand Canyon, as part of the Park, to the other It can be seen in three acts Act I with camera, Act II abandoning camera and including naked hiking, Act III with new camera But, not pictures in the book The only illustration is a grey on dark grey map being very hard to review The author uses lengthy footnotes that should be part of the text The several ruminations on the nature of time time itself as well as considering the s [...]

    17. This was assigned reading for a class by Roderick Nash who wrote Wilderness and the American Mind which I rate 5 Stars for its importance to history and the environment deservably I had previously read The Complete Walker The Joys and Techniques of Hiking and Backpacking and The Thousand Mile Summer some 5 years and many climbs and miles prior I m not really one for holes in the ground as one person notes , and I have a lot of friends who do like making annual Grand Canyon trips for either hikin [...]

    18. So inspirational reading the book inspired me to visit the canyon in 1976 It was a far primative affair then, than now great book

    19. Don t expect a guidebook to Grand Canyon, but do at least skim through this first person account of a grand adventure there before your own first visit to the National Park The first couple of pages, about Colin Fletcher s first impressions of Grand Canyon, echoed my first look feelings exactly I had found myself unintentionally whispering, as in a place of worship So, I had to read the rest of his account, of course His goal was to traverse the canyon below the rim, from border to border within [...]

    20. Colin Fletcher described walking as a quite delectable madness, very good for sanity I am in complete agreement Years ago I was introduced to the long grassy ridge , ten minutes drive from where Fletcher then lived, which shows up in various of Fletchers writings, unidentified by him, but which I thought might have been Mt Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, north of San Francisco Or Muir Woods Or maybe it was Golden Gate National Recreation Area.Or maybe not.It very well could have been one o [...]

    21. In the spring of 1963 Colin Fletcher strapped a 66 lb pack to his back and set off to walk the length of the Grand Canyon from Hualpai hilltop on the south rim all the way to Point Imperial on the north On his feet he wore 5 lb full grain leather Italian boots, a pork pie hat protected his pate, and for part of the trip at least, he sported a pair of durable corduroy shorts Resupplied by airdrops, he spent two months watching the river, reading the rocks, and learning the rhythms of the canyon A [...]

    22. A great travel book from start to finish, this book is fairly old however the words used are beautiful You can feel how much Colin enjoyed the journey as the descriptions are very vivid and not at all modern in today s terms no mobiles, no internet, just the walk, the journey and the discovery Highly recommend this especially to younger readers as it can inspire in many ways.

    23. Firstly not a patch on The Thousand Mile Summer.Now onto the review Mr Fletcher recounts his trip walking along the length of the Grand Canyon as defined by the national park boundaries The first person known to have done so by remaining under the rim for one continous walk.An authors note from 1990 tells us a few things he did 25 years earlier would now be illegal It was an interesting reminder of time passing.Colin is a wonderful, lyrical writer This is no heavy plod recounting a succession of [...]

    24. I read this book many years ago, as a twenty something, recommended by my husband, an avid hiker who later backpacked solo around the world.So, while on a cross country road trip through the Southwest, passing near the Grand Canyon, I downloaded re read it.Have to say, the writing is as good as I remembered it, although as a caution to modern readers, remember that this book moves, appropriately, at a walking pace, and works best as a meditative sort of read.As Colin moves slowly down the canyon [...]

    25. I ll admit it took me a while to adapt to Fletcher s writing style He uses humor sparingly and poorly His continued socio political commentary is grating in a nature book, with references to a piece of land a bug is defending as looking suspiciously like Cuba or Formosa whose outlines are very dissimilar, making their political significance at the time their only unifying factor , the White Man intruding and corrupting the noble capable Native American, etc Equally irritating was his repugnance [...]

    26. This book was recommended by a friend, another walker, who called Fletcher a genius It s a wonderful book, but I still don t know whether my friend found him a genius because of his intrepid spirit, his resourcefulness, his determination, his scientific prowess he contextualized his physical and spiritual experiences in geological and evolutionary science , his writing style which reminded me of John McPhee s writings on nature , or all of the above Colin Fletcher walked the Grand Canyon in the [...]

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