In “Pacific Crest Trail: Mountain Encounters of a Wilderness Ranger,” Ronin Demele chronicles encounters with bears, Bigfoot, stinkbugs, and snakes and living close to the land with Indian peoples, miners, pot growers, and foresters. These 30 wilderness misadventures merge contemporary stories with Asian philosophies and Indian traditions combined with the local flora and fauna.
Demele’s stories draw the reader into a reflection about life on the trail and the people of the wild places. His writing moves from hilarious to sober observations along the Pacific Coast Trail. And his keen ability to bring these ideas of ancient and now into a modern work is a celebration of our past and future wilderness experiences along the Pacific Crest Trail.