With minimal food, inadequate hiking gear, and no water, does anyone hike across the Grand Canyon in the hot summer? Four friends do just that and find themselves facing real danger in the canyon's depths. Their trek commences in boisterous naivety accented with laughter and song, but it instead becomes a plight to survive, as they encounter dangerous wildlife, blistered feet, painful limbs, hunger, and grim thirst--all leading to hallucinations. In the searing heat of day and the eerie darkness of night, they follow the lonely trail.
A good description of how not to hike the Grand Canyon, this true story of youthful folly induces laughter, amazement, and admiration as one of them displays confidence, courage, and strength. Readers of any age will follow the trail with the spirited four as they endure the consequences of foolish decisions.