The Last Englishman

The Last Englishman

Book notes for “The Last Englishman”, A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the
Pacific Crest Trail by Keith Foskett

#### Quick Review:

Fun book, quick and interesting read. Not amazing.

#### Highlights:

The hardest part of the PCT, and indeed any long-distance path, is
actually making the decision to attempt it in the first place. The
second hardest is the waiting. Once you’ve made both commitments it
becomes surprisingly obvious that you should have done it a long time
ago. The apprehension you felt at making such a big decision suddenly
becomes insignificant and your goal becomes clear and lucid. Make the
choice and everything starts to fall into place. Read more at location

We all carried duct tape. The wide, silver material is easy to tear off
yet extremely strong. To save space in our packs, large rolls were often
wound around trekking poles. We used it for pack repairs, broken
sunglasses, ripped clothing and even taped it to our ankles. The strong
consistency and slippery surface were ideal for blister prevention. I
would consider it one of a few truly necessary items. Read more at
location 3429

Or how about all 3,200 miles of the classic European E1 hike from Italy
to Norway (or the other way round)? Read more at location 4313