by velocibadgergirl

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crossing the Gates of Alaska by Dave Metz

Crossing the Gates of Alaska is the tale of Dave Metz's incredible trek across 600 miles of Alaskan wilderness with his two dogs. Pulling all his supplies in sleds -- and later carrying them on his back -- Metz set out to traverse the forbidding Brooks Range. His journey took him out into true wilderness, eventually into places where he may have been the first modern human to set foot. The journey demanded an immense amount of physical and mental resilience, both from Metz and from his two dogs. I found the book interesting, if a little preachy at times about the evils of modern society. The scale of the trek itself is truly monumental, and the book will probably appeal to anyone interested in wilderness adventures. I loved reading about the beauty and peace Metz found, though I know I'd never be able to undertake a similar journey myself!

I received a free advance review copy of Crossing the Gates of Alaska through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. I am not being compensated in any way for this review.

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