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Whistler's Way
Whistler's Way

Whistler's Way

A Thru-Hikers Adventure On The Pacific Crest Trail


266 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781952019029

Rights: WOR

Nextone Inc (Apr 2021)
Loba Publishing


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In Whistler's Way, Bill Monk's second and much-anticipated book, the intrepid 60 year-old tackles the wildly gorgeous Pacific Crest Trail, 2,653 miles from the Mexican border to British Columbia, from sea level to a nosebleed-inducing 13,153 feet, a truly life-changing trek. Bill brings readers along on his epic journey, describing every detail of five long months filled with breathtaking views, heart-stopping danger, and unrelenting adventure, testing his physical and mental stamina to the limit. Readers will be delighted that he is joined by his friend Scooby for the first couple of months. People who have hiked or plan on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, lovers of nature, and those who want know what it's like to accomplish a seemingly insurmountable goal will relish this uplifting story, which paints a magnificent portrait of the outdoors and what it's like to fully immerse oneself in nature's glorious, awe-inspiring, and occasionally very challenging beauty.


"William "Whistler" Monk invites you to ride on his shoulders, reading his thoughts, simply by turning the pages of Whistler's Way … A Thru-Hiker's Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail. This is Monk's second long trail book. The first chronicled his 2017 eastern adventure, Whistler's Walk: the Appalachian Trail in 142 Days. In Whistler's Way, Monk ran headlong into a big snow year on the PCT. So many hikers "flipped, skipping the Sierra Nevada, re-starting further north, with the hope to return later to John Muir's "Range of Light." Monk, too, made that hard decision, testing his philosophy: "I've never had a bad day in my life." That philosophy was sorely tested again on the slopes of Mt. Jefferson when he careened down an icy bank, breaking ribs. Still, 37 days later, Monk was back on trail. That this book exists at all is the result of Monk's promise made to himself; "[A]s difficult as it was, I committed to myself that I would never miss a day of writing in my journal." Monk's trail companion of over 2,000 miles reported in the Foreword that Monk was "excited and giddy" whenever he stopped to jot journal notes. Whistler's Way certainly covers the trail sights and stunning landscapes, but Monk makes sure to focus on what was most important to him--the people, repeatedly the people, how good-spirited and kind Monk found them as he thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Just as for Monk, readers of Whistler's Way may find their faith in people renewed and restored". - Best selling author, trail legend and triple crowner Barney "Scout" Mann

Author Biography

Born in New York and raised in Miami, Bill Monk worked for 31 years as a district manager for a large supermarket chain in the United States. Since his retirement, he has lived in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife of thirty-eight years, Ann Marie. Together they own and operate A Seafaring Maiden Bed and Breakfast, Ann Marie's 140-year-old ancestral home in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia. An outdoor enthusiast, Bill enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and biking, and his hobbies include furniture restoration, woodworking, and the loving care and maintenance of their historic heritage home.