This book is really good with information for someone who plans to hike. I haven't done anything like a big hike so it's interesting to me to learn more. If you're looking for entertainment and inspiration, it isn't the best that I've read for that. It's mostly the facts in a no nonsense way. Reading it did help push me further in the direction of wanting to do something like this myself one day, but I know I'm definitely not in any way prepared now.