Jeff Alt convinced his wife (Beth), a woman raised with the belief that vacations include hot showers, beaches, and warm beds, to chuck her domesticated amenities and “Take a Hike” to help her overcome the loss of her brother to depression and suicide.
Jeff had to spend quite a bit of time convincing Beth that the hike would be romantic, skillfully leaving out some minor details about the journey.
They walked the 218-mile John Muir Trail across California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range as a depression awareness campaign, carrying all their supplies on their backs and sleeping on the ground for weeks on end.
Several times along the way, Beth realized that she had been taken for “a ride” or rather “a hike.”
Jeff and Beth’s trail adventures, detailed in the award-winning "A Hike For Mike", will entertain and inspire anyone through Jeff’s witty humor and inspirational stories.
Jeff wrote an award winning book, which is available on his site, A Hike for Mike.