A Real-Life Epic Adventure
Awoken at 3:00 a.m. by a loud voice in his house, fantasy author Todd Fahnestock grabs his Viking sword and creeps downstairs to do battle with an intruder…
…only to find his 14-year-old son talking on the phone, wide-awake on a school night. Todd loses his temper, confiscates the phone and storms out of Dash’s room only to have a sudden, remorseful realization…
Not only was that a bad dad move, but he’s running out of time to make any good dad moves. The boy is growing up.
The thought consumes Todd’s mind, and a plan forms to hike The Colorado Trail.
On July 13, 2020, in the year of COVID-19, Todd and his son embark on an unforgettable trek through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They encounter breathtaking vistas, new friends, hardships, hunger, wild animals, and a death-defying flight from lightning. Hearts open and minds change, and their 450-mile journey becomes more than either of them could ever have imagined.