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Trespassing across America: one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland

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"Told with sincerity, humor, and wit,Trespassing Across Americais both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves--both physically and mentally. It started as a far-fetched idea--to hike the entire length of the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. But in the months that followed, it grew into something more for Ken Ilgunas. It became an irresistible adventure--an opportunity not only to draw attention to global warming but also to explore his personal limits. So in September 2012, he strapped on his backpack, stuck out his thumb on the interstate just north of Denver, and hitchhiked 1,500 miles to the Alberta tar sands. Once there, he turned around and began his 1,700-mile trek to the XL's endpoint on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a journey he would complete entirely on foot, walking almost exclusively across private property. Both a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change,Trespassing Across Americais filled with colorful characters, harrowing physical trials, and strange encounters with the weather, terrain, and animals of America's plains. A tribute to the Great Plains and the people who live there, Ilgunas's memoir grapples with difficult questions about our place in the world: What is our personal responsibility as stewards of the land? As members of a rapidly warming planet? As mere individuals up against something as powerful as the fossil fuel industry? Ultimately, Trespassing Across Americais a call to embrace the belief that a life lived not half wild is a life only half lived"--
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subject_facetEnvironmental degradation -- North America
Hiking -- North America
Hiking -- Political aspects -- North America
Ilgunas, Ken -- Travel -- North America
North America -- Description and travel
Petroleum pipelines -- North America
title_displayTrespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland
title_fullTrespassing Across America One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland
Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland / Ken Ilgunas
Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland [electronic resource] / Ken Ilgunas
title_shortTrespassing across America
title_subone man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Description and travel
Environmental degradation
Hiking
Ilgunas, Ken
Nature
Nonfiction
Petroleum pipelines
Political aspects
Travel