Crossing Home Ground
A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia
By David Pitt-Brooke
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Like John Muir, David Pitt-Brooke stepped out for a walk one morning—a long walk of a thousand kilometres or more through the arid valleys of southern interior British Columbia. He went in search of beauty and lost grace in a landscape that has seen decades of development and upheaval. In Crossing Home Ground he reports back, providing a day-by-day account of his journey’s experiences, from the practical challenges—dealing with blisters, rain, and dehydration—to sublime moments of discovery and reconnection with the natural world.
Dr. David Pitt-Brooke is a retired veterinarian, naturalist, and the author of Chasing Clayoquot: A Wilderness Almanac, hailed by The Globe and Mail as “A Thoreau for Clayoquot.” His writing focuses on topics related to science, natural history, and the environment.