Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home | Book Recommendation

Heather “Anish” Anderson

Go read this book. That’s the only thing I can tell you.

I got this book thanks to being in the same group as the author on Facebook. If you ask me, that’s the one good thing Facebook has brought into my life in the past few years.

I inhaled the book – and my PCT-alumni ultra-running friend after me.

Anish keeps it real – as real as it gets – and brings every single mile of the journey right into your heart through the pages you’ll read. There’s one thing that we both – my friend and me – expected to see in the book, but which Anish refused to complain about, showing her spirit by not mentioning it. The year she set her FKT (fastest known time) on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), the Sierras have experienced quite the amount of snow, yet she doesn’t mention it.

Anish intertwines her past with her present (present as it was on the trail back in 2013) and lets the readers dive into what came before she set off for the long-distance trails she’s the queen of nowadays, earning a triple triple crown (thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail). One of these triple crowns also brought her the title of the first woman to complete a triple crown within one calendar year.

The moment you start on the Mexico border, you won’t be able to stop until you read through all the way to the end in Canada.

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