"This book falls under the category of "life is too short to read boring books". I read books to enjoy his story and escape – for this reason I rarely read nonfiction. It has to be something really special. This was not. I got about 85% through.
Learning about some of the trail culture was really interesting- unfortunately it was interspersed with way too much history and science. That may sound like I'm ignorant or unintelligent, but I have a baby now and don't want to waste my time on a book I don't enjoy.
I also very much did not appreciate his snarky comments about the south."