“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 Year of the Bluebird is a real-time account of┬áthe circumstances that lead a man to walk the Pacific Crest Trail in honor of his ailing mother. As much an homage, a travelogue, and a treatise on the natural world, it lures the reader over the switchbacks at a blazing clip alongside the realities and mysteries of a thru-hike; packed with all the logistics, challenges, trail magic, aftermath, and for any seeker, an honest level of commentary about the paths we forge, forget, and often rediscover deep in the woods.”