“This touching book was a beautiful blending of natural history, memoir, practical tips, and the harrowing journey through the inner wilderness coupled with the trials of life on and off the trail. I found myself re-reading many passages over and the writer has a real gift for describing his experiences along with conveying the subtleties of the natural world. Whether you are an experienced hiker or simply wanting to glimpse the PCT through the eyes of someone who dove deeply into its many facets, this is an inviting read to be treasured.”
-Anthony Nester: Author, survival guide, advisor for “Into the Wild”.
“Time in the Year of the Bluebird was written before, during, and after my walk on the Pacific Crest Trail in the summer of 2018. Instead of trying to write a a standard novel I thought it would be great for readers to share the real-time ins and outs of a thru-hike. In the end it meant crafting a non-linear story with no page numbers, no chapters, and no predictable paths. It’s the real essence of our journey complete with journal entries, pictures, quotes, the reality of our loss, and how I came to understand what felt like three years in one.”