Colin Fletcher

Colin Fletcher was a pioneering backpacker and writer, known for his influential books about hiking and walking, including 'The Complete Walker' series and 'The Man Who Walked Through Time,' which chronicles his journey walking the length of the Grand Canyon. Born on March 14, 1922, in Cardiff, Wales, he later moved to the United States where he became an advocate for environmental conservation and the joys of walking.


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  1. 1. The Man Who Walked Through Time

    This book is a captivating account of the author's two-month solo journey on foot through the Grand Canyon. The author, a seasoned hiker, narrates his experiences with vivid detail, describing the breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the profound solitude he encounters. As he travels, he also delves into the geological history of the canyon, contemplating the passage of time and the impermanence of human life. The book is a remarkable blend of adventure, nature writing, and philosophical reflection.

    The 8639th Greatest Book of All Time