I know some men love the hardships and challenges in backpacking; why do women do it?
What made you decide to turn your backpacking thoughts into a book?
What audience is the book aimed at?
How difficult is it to arrange a week or weekend backpack trip for two people?
How did you communicate with people at home while you were hiking?
What was the most difficult part of the trip?
What did you most enjoy about the trip?
What was your favorite place that you visited?
How did your relationship with your husband (Ralph) fare with so much time together?
What advice do you have for others considering such a trip?
How do people get a copy of your book?
How far do you walk each day?
How has backpacking affected your life?
Shepherd Canyon Books
25 Southwood Ct. Oakland, CA 94611
E-mail: backpack45 at yahoo dot com
Q and A:
Q.: How can I find guidebooks to where I want to hike?
Q. I am nervous about going on such a journey on my own. Are there tour groups I could join?
A. Of course whether you are going solo, with a partner, or with an organized group, you will have a different experience. If you want to join an organized group, check with your local outdoor stores or rei.com . you can go to Google and find tons of information.
Note: we have a wealth of information on our website at www.backpack45.com. Please contact us at backpack45 at yahoo dot com if you have any further questions.
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