Climbing Colorado's 14ers with Sawyer: Chronicles of Our 11 Year Quest and Adventures Together at 14,000 Feet
Joshua Aho, Sep 25, 2015 - Dogs - 352 pages
Climbing Colorado's 14ers With Sawyer chronicles the eleven year quest that a golden retriever named Sawyer, and his owner, Josh, went on in attempts to become the second dog/man team in history to climb all of Colorado's fourteen thousand-foot peaks. This book of adventures tells a tale of: fun, fear, fanaticism, frustration, physicality, fourteeners, and faith.
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Climbing Colorado's 14ers with Sawyer is truly an amazing book!! I have enjoyed hiking in Colorado for years and have been involved in dog rescue for years as well. This book is an honest, real life, heartfelt account of Josh climbing all but one of Colorado's 14ers with his best friend, Sawyer. The book records the all the ups as well as the downs they went through during their 11 year adventure together. It will make you smile, laugh and cry. This book has inspired me to get back to Colorado again to hike with my dogs. The pictures in the book are amazing and the information on the difficulty of each hike will be extremely useful to anyone wanting to try some of these peaks. The extreme bond between Josh and Sawyer is heart warming and keeps you wanting to read more!! I guarantee you won't regret purchasing and reading this book!! I received it as a gift from a fellow nature lover and dog lover...it really makes an excellent gift!!! I have already asked Josh if he plans to write anything else! Thanks for working so hard on this book, Josh. I know anyone who reads it will absolutely love it!!
I am a BIG dog lover. My largest yearly charitable contribution each year is to our local dog shelter. I have adopted many canine, from 2 months old to a 14 year old lab that had a broken leg. I am relating this information because dogs are big in my life as well is staying fit. After doing 19 Ironman events, I know what it takes to stay fit. All of this fitness often came while training with my best friend and when Josh writes of Sawyer in this book, his words are those of mine, empathetic, emotional and full of spirit when he spends time with Sawyer. I have spent my life with a dog at my side and would never give up that feeling of total companionship so when he explained how he and Sawyer climbed each mountain, immediately I was on board and had trouble putting his book down until the end. I now have a black lab, the runt of the litter. We are practicing our climbing and hope to make our way to Colorado to try a few 14ers ourselves. Josh has inspired us to do even more together and see new sights and conquer new goals. I have climbed Kilimanjaro and parts of McKinley but I am looking more towards climbing a Cat 1 or 2 with my best friend more than any adventure yet and I can thank Josh for that and his inspiring novel about Sawyer. Thanks Josh.
By Michael White, Salina, Kansas