My pal Larry, a reader in Tucson, gave me an excerpt of a forthcoming travel book about the outrageous 24-day Snowman’s Trek in Bhutan. It’s by Kevin Grange and it’s called Beneath Blossom Rain, published by U of Nebraska Press.
Sounds like R/S/L, by a guy, and without the radio station–but lots of hiking instead. 😉
Excerpt from the promotional web site:
“In a remote kingdom hidden in the Himalayas, there is a trail said to be the toughest trek in the world—twenty-four days, 216 miles, eleven mountain passes, and enough ghost stories to scare an exorcist.
In 2007 Kevin Grange decided to acquaint himself with the country of Bhutan by taking on this infamous trail, the Snowman Trek. He was thirty-three, at a turning point in life, and figured the best way to go at a crossroad was up. Against a backdrop of Buddhist monasteries and soaring mountains, Grange ventured beyond the mapped world to visit time-lost villages and sacred valleys. In the process, recounted here with a blend of laugh-out-loud humor, heartfelt insight, and acute observation, he tested the limits of physical endurance, met a fascinating assortment of characters, and discovered truths about faith, hope, and the shrouded secret of blossom rain.”