March Releases: Mud, Rocks, Blazes & Urban Trails: Sacramento

A look at our new March releases and a sneak peek at titles coming soon in April.
Mountaineers Books Mountaineers Books
February 28, 2021
March Releases: Mud, Rocks, Blazes & Urban Trails: Sacramento

It's new release day for two very different trail-centered titles. Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail by Heather "Anish" Anderson is a memoir about her deeply internal yet highly physical journey on the 2,180 miles of Appalachian Trail. Urban Trails: Sacramento is a handy trail guidebook for hikers of all types wanting to explore the Sacramento, California area. 

mudrocks.pngFollowing her bestselling memoir, Thirst, comes the next step in Heather "Anish" Anderson's adventurous life journey - one of deep emotion and self-discovery.

Despite her success setting a self-supported Fastest Known Time record on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013, Heather “Anish” Anderson still had such deep-seated insecurities that she became convinced her feat had been a fluke. So two years later she set out again, this time hiking through mud, rocks, and mountain blazes to crush her constant self-doubt and seek the true source of her strength and purpose. Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail tells that story.


Praise for Thirst:

"Beautiful and deftly written and intimate and searing in its honesty, Anish’s is a quest to conquer the trail and her own inner darkness."
-Foreword Reviews

"Filled with ruminative self-reflection, soaring natural descriptions and delightful accounts of the gracious, life-sustaining 'trail magic' of hiking culture, Thirst is a testament to human endurance, inspiring to hikers and non-hikers alike."
-Shelf Awareness


Urban Trails: Sacramento is the latest addition to our popular Urban Trails series. This trail guidebook for Sacramento also includes trails from the Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, and Sierra Foothills areas. 

This hiking guidebook includes:

  • 35 trails in the city and nearby towns, hills, and valleys
  • At-a-glance chart for easy trail selection
  • Detailed route descriptions, including distance, elevation, difficulty, and trail amenities
  • Family and dog-friendly options
  • Sidebars highlighting the area's history
  • Full-color photos and maps

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