By Dami Roelse
This fact-filled book promotes walking, hiking, and backpacking as a way to reinvigorate life for women as they age. The book is sprinkled with stories of real women who build confidence through walking, exemplifying a new model of aging with vitality, grace, and a deep connection to life. Roelse covers the how-to of overcoming obstacles to developing a walking lifestyle. She also offers chapters on outfitting, training, and preparing for hiking and backpacking. Informative sections alternate with exciting and inspiring passages from her personal trail journal. Even though the book is directed at women 50-plus, any woman (and man) interested in developing a walking lifestyle can benefit from reading this book and learning about the road ahead.