Hiking in John Muir Wilderness. High Sierras

My Review of Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler’s Tales by Linda Ballou.You can practically hear the birds, smell the rain, and see the snow capped mountains as Linda tells stories with such vivid and exemplary detail. She gives a whole new meaning to adventure and exploration! Linda takes you on the ride of your life!

Scrambling through the mountains in Alaska, encountering a momentous sea storm in Hawaii, and tussles through an excursion with a broken rib. Linda reminds me of a brave pioneer woman full of ambition to see and experience every aspect of life. And if her journey into the deep blue waters of the Sea of Cortez in a kayak doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know what will.

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New England bridge

Horseback in the High Sierras

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Colorado and stayed nearly a week in the high altitude of over 9,100 feet. I also visited Rocky Mountain National Park as well as hiking a couple trails going up to about 12,000 feet max. The entire week definitely was a challenge dealing with altitude sickness; primarily headache and a queasy stomach.

Which is why when I read Linda’s tales about her horseback trail ride in the High Sierra Mountains, it makes me appreciate my mountain visit to Colorado even more so.

Hiking in John Muir Wilderness. High Sierras
John Muir Wilderness, High Sierras

Linda battles through the pain of her injury as she concocts a plan to get medical help. Turns out the Navy flies search and rescue helicopters to help those in need even out in the high Sierras.

Why Is Sedona So Spiritual

Sedona Arizona adventures.
Sedona Kachina woman and spooky tree

More of Linda’s tales include time spent in the desert oasis of Sedona. Many of you might agree with me that there is just something so special about Sedona, Arizona. Many folks are asking why Sedona is so spiritual. She explains the energies and synergies from the earth in balance at that moment and place of which you can experience while there. Because I too, experienced these occurrences on my hiking trips to Sedona in the past. And she is correct; a cleansing of the heart and mind can be a residual effect after a visit to this desert wonderland.

Best hiking in New Zealand. South Island.
New Zealand, South Island

Jagged Edge Mountains

Not only has Linda journeyed to some of the most incredible parts of the United States, she’s also ventured in New Zealand. Her visit here includes climbing the trail at Mt. Manaia; a steep trek that consists of serrated limestone peaks and stunning views to die for.

Mount Manaia, New Zealand. New Zealand hiking trail.  Fitlifeandtravel.com
Mount Manaia trailhead

Final Thoughts

I want to thank Linda for taking me and my FitLifeTravel friends on an amazing adventure in Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler’s Tales! Which is why In my opinion, Linda has written one of the best adventure books out there.

Her stories are written with such intricate details and thoughtful insight that make you feel like you are right there with her.

Linda has penned three novels including “Wai-nani: A Voice from Old Hawai’i,The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon,” and “Embrace of the Wild. In Lost Angel in Paradise she shares 32 of her favorite stops on the Coast of California”   

I noticed that Linda has recently been on a river rafting expedition on the Rogue River in Oregon. I suspect we will see many more escapades and tales from this lost angel!

Linda Ballou Author Bookshop

You can learn more about Linda and pick up your book of adventure tales at her website:
LostAngelAdventures.com    or   LindaBallouAuthor.com

All of Linda’s books are available on her Amazon profile.

*All images are published here with permission and belong to their rightful owner, Linda Ballou.


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