Pat Marquis’s New Book “The Journey” is a Fond Reflection of an Epic Expedition by Rhonda, His Wife, as She Rdes on Horseback Up the Pacific Crest Trail

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Recent release “The Journey” from Page Publishing author Pat Marquis is an engaging memoir recounting the unforgettable adventure he shared with his wife, Rhonda, as she traveled up the Pacific Crest Trail on horseback, while he faithfully supported her by following in a Dodge pickup and trailer loaded with horses and supplies.

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Pat Marquis, a retired land surveyor who has lived with his wife, Rhonda, in central Oregon for the past thirty years, has completed his book “The Journey”: a once-in-a-lifetime South-North expedition across the rugged desert and landscape of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The author shares, “On March 17th of 2015, my wife Rhonda, ‘Horse-n-Around’, and I, the ‘Wrangler’, embarked on an epic journey. My role as Wrangler was to manage all the logistics of our travels, with me driving our new Dodge truck with the ‘Hilton’ attached and meeting my bride along the route wherever possible. She would be either on a Chestnut, a Grey or a Bay, every day riding northwards on the Pacific Crest Trail, with a start at the Mexican Border and hoping to reach the Canadian border, 2,660 miles away.

Rhonda would ride on some of the most rugged and treacherous trail, and view some of the most spectacular vistas in the West. And I would be driving to the next meeting place at a road or trail junction, all the while seeing that we had ample water, food and fodder for our horses and for ourselves safely packed away in the Hilton. Rhonda would be on the crest of the mountain slopes with me in the valleys and nether lands, looking for a likely spot for an overnight stay with horses in tow.

Rhonda rode nearly 1,450 miles on the PCT, entirely alone except for the first 3 miles, the last 53 miles when I was able to join her, and for a week when our dear friend Gerry was able to ride and support her. It was a well-thought-out plan, but not a perfect plan because at every twist in the road or bend in the trail we never knew what we would encounter, but that’s the adventure part of the story, isn’t it?”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Pat Marquis’s book is a compelling true story of courage, determination, and adventure in the American Pacific.

Readers who wish to experience this autobiographical work can purchase“The Journey” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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