I am an indoor kid. I know this is a surprise for exactly zero people who know
me, but I prefer some kind of barrier between me and anything resembling nature.
I adore looking at it. Itâ€™s the being in it where things start to fall
While I was plotting and writing THE HUNTING GROUNDS I had
to do a significant amount of research. Iâ€™ve visited Glacier National Park a few
times when I was younger, and it made quite the impression on me, so it seemed
natural enough to set the story there. Itâ€™s beautiful and sprawling and the
perfect place to strand a group of hikers who wonâ€™t all make it back to
Then there were the park rangersâ€”in the course of my research and questions I
posed, there is no way Iâ€™m not on some watch-list somewhereâ€”and camping
and all the nitty gritty details that need to go into a book to ground it
effectively in reality. It was a total blast putting it together.
Which is where this story starts to break down.
In all my hours and days and weeks of research, I started to feel pretty on top
of it. Surely nature isnâ€™t that bad, and maybe itâ€™d be kind of fun to
go on a hikeâ€”not a multi-day one, but a nice couple of miles somewhere local. So
I dug out my book about local hiking routes, picked one that seemed rather
reasonable, and convinced the family this was a most excellent idea.
It was a nice 3 mile hike and we were familiar with the drop off points. Easy
enough. Except I didnâ€™t take into account that we started on the opposite end
from my handy dandy guide book. And I didnâ€™t realize there was over a thousand
feet of elevation gain. Or that the path branched a few timesâ€”if weâ€™d started
the right way, this wouldnâ€™t have been an issue, but things got rather confusing
Fast forward nearly two hours and five miles and weâ€™ve been lost twice, the kids
are sure I picked this activity solely to torture them and ensure we all die in
the woods, and my husband is giving me serious side eye about my lack of
But heyâ€”at least I didnâ€™t forget the mosquito repellant so we were only halfway
eaten alive instead of all the way.
Where do you fall on the camping spectrum? Do you love it? Or is a hotel with
air conditioning more your style?
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For months, Vic Sutherland has been hunting a killer whoâ€™s been targeting
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might not be enough to make it out of Glacier alive.
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Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her Grandpaâ€™s knee. Her favorites
then were the rather
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never looked back. Now living in Eastern Washington, she spends her time--in
men and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse--writing speculative
8 comments posted.
My idea of roughing it is a hotel without a restaurant. I've never been a fan of camping. Don't mind going to the park, but that's as rough as I want it.
(Linda Henderson 8:35pm July 24, 2017)
I love to camp, but as I get older, the idea of a hotel while we are traveling always sounds better!
(Nicole Bouchey 8:56am July 25, 2017)
I used to love to camp when I was younger but now much prefer a nice hotel with good AC!
(Gail Perdue 10:33am July 25, 2017)
I love the idea of camping, but please, please, give me a hotel or motel room with air conditioning.
(Anna Speed 11:11pm July 25, 2017)