Scraping heaven: a family's journey along the Continental Divide

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[2003]
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Beginning when their children were one and three years old - barely old enough to walk across their living room rug - Cindy Ross and her husband spent five extraordinary summers hiking the length of the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico. Ross undertook the challenge to teach her children that any worthwhile experience comes with its own set of challenges. Scraping Heaven is a revealing, touching account of one family's metamorphosis - an appealing adventure in a setting few will ever encounter. It is both an entertaining narrative of the trek and a heartfelt record of one family's growth. To the day-to-day challenges facing new parents, Ross added risky mountain crossings, winds strong enough to pick up a child, fears of bear and mountain lion attacks, snowy traverses, and in one instance, being chased by an angry bison. Ross, author of four books and a prolific freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post, writes frankly about overcoming her fears of thrusting her children into a harsh but stunningly beautiful environment. The Continental Divide Trail runs along the crest of the Rocky
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subject_facetContinental Divide National Scenic Trail -- Description and travel
Hiking -- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Llama pack camping -- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains -- Description and travel
Ross, Cindy -- Family
Ross, Cindy -- Travel -- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Ross, Cindy -- Travel -- Rocky Mountains
title_displayScraping heaven : a family's journey along the Continental Divide
title_fullScraping heaven : a family's journey along the Continental Divide / Cindy Ross
title_shortScraping heaven
title_suba family's journey along the Continental Divide
topic_facetDescription and travel
Family
Hiking
Llama pack camping
Ross, Cindy
Travel