Book Reviews of The Man Who Walked Through Time : The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon

The Man Who Walked Through Time : The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
The Man Who Walked Through Time The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
Author: Colin Fletcher
ISBN-13: 9780679723066
ISBN-10: 0679723064
Publication Date: 5/14/1989
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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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 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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A fascinating look at the geology of the Grand Canyon. The book is about a place you travel to see, but not really a travel book.
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The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.
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I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the Canyon. The actual hiking descriptions are wonderful; but, parts are not so well written. It's still worth reading.
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I enjoyed the descriptions of his trip through the canyon. The rest no so much.