I would have to amend my star rating to 3.5 stars. I loved the description of the trip that she took, but I found myself decreasingly interested in why she was taking the trip. I found myself wanting to know more about the wilderness areas and less about the reasons that she was there. This wasn't that book. The author is exploring her grief, but I wanted more exploring the wilderness. Not her fault, I just had incorrect expectations. She's clearly a good writer; I just didn't get fully on board with the book's purpose.