Mountaineers Books

Small Feet Big Land

item # 9781594857362


  • Small Feet, Big Land follows the expeditions and daily life of a family of four: Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig,lifelong adventure trekkers, set out to explore the vast and remote wild corners of Alaska with their two young children in tow.
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  • After trekking thousands of miles through harsh and beautiful wilderness together, Erin and Hig must adjust to the short attention span and short legs of a toddler and the weight of a newborn baby, as they walk Alaska's rapidly changing coastline. While visiting remote Arctic villages, touring a zinc mine, and exploring for two months on one of Alaska's largest glaciers, Erin sees the dramatic effects of climate change on the landscape around her, and considers the very different world in which her children may live one day.
  • Whether huddling in the pelting rain, facing a curious grizzly bear, eating whale blubber with new friends, or picking berries on the sunny tundra their unconventional adventures draw Erin's family and readers closer together as they explore the intersection of wilderness and industry in America s wildest state.
  • Author: Erin McKittrick
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594857362