I read this after my mother gave me it for Christmas since I'm into backpacking and thought it was pretty decent, though definetly aimed at a female audience.
Is there anything else you would recommend dealing with nature and the wilderness? Specifically with backpacking or other outdoor activities.
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiesen
It's half the authors obsession with Zen Buddhism and half about backpacking through the Himalayas with a zoologist trying to study mountain goats and maybe catch sight of the elusive snow leopard.
its not terrible, amusing at points, but its from the POV of a city slicker that has never even camped before, so its more about how grueling it is and his desire for a bed and a hamburger.