Karen Cox Gray pays homage to the inspiration that carried her and F. Lee Gray to trek the slopes of Mount Everest

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Photographic Memoir Shares Two Neophytes’s Adventure of a Lifetime

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Everest trekking offers great opportunity for everyone to have a unique experience. The Everest area is situated in eastern Nepal and is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park, It was established in 1976 with an area of 1148 square kilometers. This park is largely composed of the rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers and trekkers alike.

Trekking the Mount Everest Trail, a compilation of photographic memoir of Karen Cox Gray which pays homage to the inspiration that carried the neophyte in her and F. Lee Gray to trek 17,000 feet on the slopes of the world’s tallest mountain, an event of a lifetime for them whose mountain hiking preparation was minimal.

Karen Cox Gray is the author of four published books on family history. A former regional library consultant, she currently lives in Central Illinois where she researches and writes on a full-time basis. F. Lee Gray worked for 37 years in television and radio broadcasting in West-Central Illinois. He loved to travel and took his camera to 32 countries on seven continents. Lee was also an avid amateur radio operator (K9AAJ) obtaining his first license at age 13.

This book will take readers on a trekking adventure story and experience the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest through a vivid description of Karen and F. Lee Gray’s day to day trekking group activities. From the moment they boarded a plane to Nepal until their arrival at Lukla airstrip, they share astonishing photographs of the magnificent scenery that surrounds them. Their trekking group were met by their Sherpas who guide them as they explore not only the majestic mountain trails but also into some of the areas picturesque sites, the Sherpa people and their rich culture as well as dance festivals and ceremonies which was truly a moment to behold.

Trekking the Mount Everest Trail is a wonderful read that shares the fulfillment of a lifetime dream for Karen Cox Gray and F. Lee Gray to trek the high Himalayan mountains. It serves as an inspiring read as well for readers as it presents not only some astonishing photographs of their trip but to a startling adventure filled with memories and gratitude for the steadfast and knowledgable guides, the friendly and welcoming spirit of the Sherpas and for the Khumbu people and the children they have met along the way.

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About the Author
Karen Cox Gray has been researching family history intensively for ten years. After a career as a regional library consultant, Ms. Gray has made central Illinois her center from which to travel and research ancestral roots. Snowfall in Berrian Park is her second book. She is also the author of Finding Mettle: Family Stories Collected.
Trekking the Mount Everest Trail * by Karen Cox Gray
Publication Date: October 17, 2012
Picture Book; $21.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4797-3330-9
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