By: C.P. Webster-Scholten
Trudging down the trail with minimal food, inadequate hiking gear, and no water, four teenagers begin a hike across Arizona's Grand Canyon in the summer of 1958. Their trek commences in boisterous naivety accented with laughter and song, but becomes, instead, a plight to survive as they encounter dangerous wildlife, blistered feet, painful limbs, hunger, and grim thirst that leads 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 will induce laughter, amazement, and admiration as one teen 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.