• Lost on Purpose

  • The Adventures of a 21st Century Mountain Man, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lost on Purpose is the nonfiction adventure narrative of a former technology executive who took leave of the real world to reinvent himself as a 21st-century mountain man. In October-November 2013, Patrick Taylor crossed the Rocky Mountains alone on foot. He passed through one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 to reach and retrace the route of Lewis and Clark in the winter. The sacrifices - vocationally, financially, emotionally - are measured against the benefits by the author in a refreshingly honest, humorous, and inspirational fashion.

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Modern mountain man might be a stretch

Interesting enough, more about a modern mans struggles with the distraction of real life than a frontiersman's discovery. Still, the perspective and challenge of finding oneself in the wilderness is enlightening to those of us who consider themselves outdoorsy but rarely leave our technologies behind when we backpack. Most would never challenge themselves as Taylor does so respect to the author in that regard. I grew up in Idaho and have hiked these areas. They are rugged and unforgiving and anyone who takes that challenge on in the winter with a 60lb pack will find themselves and their limits. Worth the time if you love the outdoors and want to experience the challenge through someone elses eyes.

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fantastic story

This was such a great listen, great story narrated with expertise, you feel right by the author's side throughout his trek. gotta love people who does this for self development.

I am very inspired and will definitely look at how I can do something like this

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Great Book for us who wander.

Really enjoyed this book. Listened to it 2x while on a much smaller adventure. I appreciate the honesty, pain, and awareness that the author shares. several funny situations encountered, and a joy to see the author's transformation through the journey. Also, some great insight on equipment that works and those that didn't work as well as anticipated. Variety of curse words here and there, but many understandable due to circumstances. Overall, I enjoyed meeting Pat Taylor through this real-life account.

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It was ok

I have no doubt this was an incredible journey for the author. unfortunately the story told was a bit on the dull side. I kept waiting for it to get interesting... and waited... and waited...

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amazing!!

amazing story, amazing adventure! just buy it and listen this is an amazing audiobook take my word for it.

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